Thursday March 22 was the Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Dougald Lamont was the guest speaker. Following up on the resignation of the Sandy Riley and the rest of the Board of Manitoba Hydro (except for one PC MLA - Cliff Graydon), Dougald spoke of the importance of Manitoba Hydro to our province. He also spoke of the precarious financial position of Manitoba Hydro as the result of decisions by both the former NDP government and the present PC government and the need to address this in part by decreasing the province's money grab from Manitoba Hydro. He also spoke of the serious miscalculation that Premier Brian Pallister has made in not meeting with or listening to Sandy Riley.
Dougald also talked about the need for capital to help Manitoba businesses and the Manitoba Liberal approach - starting a Manitoba Business Development Bank - following on the success of the Alberta Business Development Bank - to help provide the capital that start up, small and medium sized businesses in Manitoba need.
Following Dougald's talk, Chuck Davidson engaged Dougald in a question and answer period - as shown in the photos above.
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