November 16, 2001
Premier Gary Doer today announced the appointment of 34 members from Manitoba business, labour and other key stakeholder groups to a new advisory body on provincial economic issues.
"The establishment of the Premier's Economic Advisory Council will be an important opportunity for dialogue on crucial economic issues and creative thinking on the challenges and strengths of Manitoba as we move further into this new century," said Doer.
The Premier's Economic Advisory Council will be co-chaired by Paul Moist, president of the Manitoba division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and Bob Silver, president of Western Glove. Winnipeg management consultant Pat Britton has been hired as executive co-ordinator of the council.
The premier said that the council's work would likely start by building on the work done during last year's Manitoba Century Summit in areas such as skills training, immigration policy, investment, and research and development.
The Manitoba Century Summit brought leaders from Manitoba business, labour, community and government together to discuss strategies to expand economic opportunities and future prosperity in the province. It was the first time in 14 years a meeting of its kind had taken place.
"I am pleased these talented and capable Manitobans have agreed to join the council and contribute even more to the continued successes of our province," said Doer.
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LIST OF COUNCIL MEMBERS .
Premier's Economic Advisory Council
Paul Moist, President, CUPE Manitoba
Bob Silver, President, Western Glove
Costas Ataliotis, Owner, Maple Leaf Distillers, Winnipeg
Jim August, CEO, North Portage-Forks Development Corporation, Winnipeg
Lea Baturin, Communications, Electrical, and Paperworkers Union, Winnipeg
Anita Campbell, Director of Friendship Centre, Thompson, Manitoba
Cecile Cassista, Canadian Auto Workers, Winnipeg
David Chartrand, President, Manitoba Métis Federation, Winnipeg
Jerry Cianflone, Owner Pizza Hotline, Winnipeg
Elaine Cowan, CEO, Anokiiwin Training Institute, and former President, Aboriginal Business Leaders, Winnipeg
Marielle Decelles-Brentnall, Telecom Options Inc., Winnipeg
Myrtle deMuelles, Business Woman, Churchill
Rob Despins, Director, Marketing Systems, Standard Aero, and Chair, Manitoba Division, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Winnipeg
Sylvia Farley, Manitoba Federation of Labour, Winnipeg
Albert Friesen, President, Genesis Venture Inc., Winnipeg
David Friesen, President and CEO, Friesens Corporation, Altona
Chris Hamblin, former Vice-president, Keystone Agricultural Producers, Morris
Leonard E. Harapiak, Director, South Winnipeg Technical Institute, Winnipeg
Gary Hopper, Mayor, Town of The Pas
Maria Soares, Union of Needle Trades, Industrial & Textile Employees, Local 459, Winnipeg
Joanne C. Keselman, Vice-president , Research, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Sherman L. Kreiner, President and CEO, Crocus Investment Fund, Winnipeg
Chuck Loewen, Founder, President and CEO, Online Business Systems, Winnipeg
Florfina Marcelino, Publisher/Editor, Philippine Times, Winnipeg
Irene Merie, Past Chair of the Board, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and CEO, Executive Computer Training, Winnipeg
Reid Minish, Part Owner and Manager, Northern Specialty, Swan River
Ashish R. Modha, President and CEO, Mondetta Clothing Company, Winnipeg
Marcel Moody, Co-Manager, Nisichawaysihk Cree Nation, Nelson House
Roslyn Nugent, Secretary/Treasurer, Bayridge Lumber and Forest Products, Winnipeg
Peter Olfert, Manitoba Government Employees Union, Winnipeg
Manisha Pandya, Chartered Accountant, Thompson
Harvey Secter, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Ian Smith, Director General, National Research Council, Institute for Bio-Diagnostics, Winnipeg
Guy Sumida, Denturist, Brandon