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Manitoba premier launches review of processes at Winnipeg city hall

The Canadian Press
Manitoba premier launches review of processes at Winnipeg city hall

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is launching a review of how Winnipeg city hall approves and inspects construction projects and property development.

Premier Brian Pallister told the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce that delays in getting permits and inspections done are stifling economic growth.

Pallister also says his government will offer to share the cost of a review of city spending in order to find savings.

It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between the province and city over money issues.

Mayor Brian Bowman has said the province has cut its share of transit funding and owes the city millions of dollars for past construction projects that were jointly funded.

Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding has said the city doesn’t have a revenue problem, but a spending one.

 

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