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Recently I had the pleasure of announcing an exciting new project — and you’re invited to help.

I truly believe that no one and no party has a monopoly on good ideas.  

That’s why we have launched a new policy process called The Building Prosperity Blueprint. This consultation process is the most ambitious that Manitoba has ever seen.

We’ve set out a number of goal posts for our provincial government to aim for. These targets aren’t just suggestions for small changes. Indeed, these will be monumental achievements when we reach them. For example, how can we narrow the wage gap we have with other provinces so that Manitobans can earn as much as those living in Ontario or Saskatchewan? Or how about cutting the number of boil water advisories by half? Or shrinking the number of street gang members by 15 per cent?

Those are just a few of the targets we’ve outlined in the Policy Blueprint. There are 40 proposed targets in all. I hope I’ve inspired you to read the rest. Because this process is designed to be as open and accessible as possible, everybody is encouraged to share as many ideas as they please. It isn’t a quiz and there are no wrong answers!

In fact, even if you disagree with the targets we’ve outlined, I hope you’ll share that, too. We have chosen targets that are ambitious but achievable.

You are invited to let us know what you think through almost any medium. You can call or write, make a submission on the website (www.policyblueprint.ca), or even leave a suggestion on our Facebook page.

I want to engage Manitobans of every political stripe and from every walk of life. I’ve always believed in the power of democracy.  I believe that the best representatives are ones that are open to listening and responsive to what they’re hearing.  

This is deliberative democracy. It’s a philosophy that refutes the idea that a legitimate government isn’t one that just has an election every four years, but that a legitimate government is one that actively engages with citizens on an ongoing basis.  With that in mind,

I’m throwing open the doors of this policy process and I hope to hear from you soon.

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