Governments should be encouraged to find savings on each and every infrastructure project but shortchanging local workers and compromising on quality is not the answer. Time and time again, we have seen that cheap labour is not skilled and skilled labour is not cheap.

Community Benefits Agreements are used by governments across North America and forward-thinking developers in the private sector because of a common understanding that projects that cut corners are not built to last.


Manitoba workers, both union and non-union, deserve living wages and Community Benefits Agreements ensure that’s the case. Bill 28 will leave our workers vulnerable against out-of-province and temporary foreign workers, leaving fewer high-skilled, high-paying jobs for Manitobans.

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