Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has issued new mandate letters to each of his cabinet ministers, outlining his renewed priorities for each portfolio.
“Cabinet ministers are responsible for leading their departments through the day-to-day challenges while also ensuring we as a government achieve the goals we have set out,” Pallister said. “We have made real progress on the mandates we issued after Manitobans elected us to govern in 2016, but there is more work to do.”
Mandate letters have been updated following the August 2018 change in cabinet responsibilities. Each letter spells out a vision for the department and renews the commitment of government to continue building safer, greener, more prosperous communities while transforming the public service and building a better, more affordable government for Manitobans.
Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler’s mandate includes working with colleagues on four key priorities.
“You will work with your Cabinet colleagues to ensure we fulfill the following platform
commitments, in particular:
- Working with our Minister of Finance and your colleagues to maintain our annual strategic infrastructure investment at no less than $1 billion;
- Reforming our tendering processes to shop smarter and eliminate forced unionization;
- Reviewing our flood procurement processes, to ensure transparency and value for money; and
- Working with the Minister of Municipal Relations to review our Disaster Financial Assistance programming to ensure its sustainability and recovering equitable cost sharing from our federal and municipal partners.”
To access any of the mandate letters issued to the Ministers, visit: http://www.manitoba.ca/government/proactivedisclosure/ministerials.html,