Manufacturers feeling the pinch
Published by CME Manitoba on December 01, 2017
This article by Martin Cash originally appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 1, 2017
Manitoba’s $1-billion manufacturing sector has intervener status at the Public Utilities Board hearings to review Manitoba Hydro’s request for a 7.9 per cent rate increase that start Monday.
The head of the Manitoba division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) believes such a large rate increase would be a tough pill for his members, who account for about 10 per cent of the provincial GDP and employ about 65,000 people, to swallow,