It’s not often we profile not one, but two provincial Cabinet Ministers in the Municipal Leader, but we’ve done just that in the Winter 2018 edition. Naturally, we wanted to get to know the Hon. Jeff Wharton, who had just attended his first AMM Annual Convention as Minister of Municipal Relations. But with a Special Report on Health Care in Manitoba this issue, who better to profile but Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen? We hope you enjoy their stories.
As for the Special Report on Health Care in Manitoba, you will find articles on the transformative changes taking place across the province’s health care system, including the controversial changes to EMS services. We also provide an update on the rural doctor recruitment and retention initiative, along with a story about one family’s mission to build a residential treatment centre for people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.
Rounding out the issue are articles on the Manitoba Provincial Fire Protection Plan, how to plan for a cannabis facility in your community, a recap of the 19th Annual Convention, and much more. And you won’t want to miss this issue’s Municipal Profile – it is a special tribute to an amazing public servant.