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Vote for Better Roads on Oct 3

Roads are so much a part of daily living, their use is often taken for granted.

As arteries of the economy, roads link producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school and the sick to the hospital — roads are vital!

Roads and active transportation paths are important investments for Manitobans.

  • Safe, reliable paths help connect communities and people of all abilities.
  • Reliable highway networks that are well maintained can lower cost of transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Supply chains rely on roads, delivering goods to customers.

Manitobans deserve better roads and want to feel pride in their province.

Ask election candidates for their long-term plan for better roads.

Make Your Voice Heard

Your small act of voting makes a big difference. Schedule the election in your calendar, know the issues and ask your candidate for their party’s plan for better roads.

Are you registered to vote? Check here.

Find candidates in your riding for the 43rd
General Election taking place October 3, 2023.

Better Roads Quiz

Who decides how to repair or reconstruct a road?
Does Saskatchewan have better roads than Manitoba? 
Take the quiz, bust some myths & learn about road construction in Manitoba.

You could win $1,000 VISA gift card!

One entry per person. 

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Contest is open to legal residents of Manitoba. This contest is not open to MHCA employees or their relatives. One entry per person. Valid ID showing resident of Manitoba required to redeem your prize. Contest void elsewhere. Contest ends October 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ct. One winner will win one prize consisting of a $1,000 VISA gift card. The winner will be contacted by the provided email address. Manitoba Heavy Construction Association is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell, share or rent this information to anyone. Information provided by contest applicants will be destroyed upon contest completion. Questions, concerns, comments can be sent to: Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, 1680 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Z2. The winner agrees to have their name and photo shared on the MHCA web site and other official communication channels.


The MHCA promotes the notion that ‘Growing the Economy is Job #1’ for every level of government without which we lack revenues to fund our social programs. Fundamental to growth is strategic and sustainable investment in core infrastructure like roads. Learn more about why it’s so important we invest in better roads.

CANCEA: Canadian Construction Association: Transportation Infrastructure

Given current levels of investment in transport infrastructure, every additional $1M invested supports 151 jobs across the country, $7.5M in wages and salaries, and $17M in export-related GDP activity.

Canada West Foundation: From Shovel Ready to Shovel Worthy

The path to returning to the top ten of global trade infrastructure rankings and restoring the confidence of foreign customers requires that, instead of “shovel ready,” Canada institutionalize an ongoing intelligence-based national plan  for its trade corridor infrastructure which is ‘shovel worthy’..

Group of Six: Growing Manitoba’s Economy

Six leading Manitoba business organizations representing a broad cross section of Manitoba’s economy support growing the economy as the primary responsibility of every level of government. Since 2014 they have advanced seven broad pillars to guide economic growth strategies.

CAA Report – The cost to vehicles riding on poor roads

Find results from a national survey that shows Manitobas are paying $102/year per vehicle for damages as a result of poor roads.

Statistics Canada: Inventory distribution of publicly owned road assets by physical condition rating, Infrastructure Canada (2022-05-24)

Self-reported provincial report rating road conditions.

Northern Policy Institute: Connecting Our Communities: The Comparative Costs of Highway Construction

“Costs are influenced by a variety of factors, including: traffic flow, the number of other projects in the region, location of materials, and others. Each variable’s impact changes across each project, meaning there is no set formula when determining the average cost of highway per kilometre.”

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: Transportation Driving Growth, A Strategy for Manitoba’s Capital Region

A report to help plan for a strategic transportation system, helping frame investment priorities, preparing for economic and population growth which places increased demand on transportation systems.

CentrePort Canada: North America’s Largest Inland Port

Inland ports provide industrial land connected to transportation systems to make it easy to do business and help companies manage their supply chains, connecting them to markets around the world.

About the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association

As the voice of the heavy construction industry in Manitoba, we believe better roads are possible. We advocate for sustainable investment in core infrastructure — highways, streets, bridges, sewer & water and water-control structures — supporting economic growth and benefits for all Manitobans.