For prosperous bilingual communities making a positive contribution to the Manitoba economy

The AMBM Group is seeking to engage in a dialogue with the Government of Manitoba with a view to sharing the vision and initiatives of Manitoba’s bilingual municipal leadership and stimulating a host of partnership opportunities that benefit provincial taxpayers.

The AMBM Group has therefore prepared 10 recommendations aimed at increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and coherence of economic development and infrastructure in Manitoba’s bilingual municipalities and promoting greater stakeholder accountability.

The AMBM Group is primarily an economic consortium headed up by Manitoba’s bilingual municipal leadership that focuses on the added value that French brings to bilingualism.

With a unique structure that enjoys an enviable reputation across Canada, the AMBM Group has become a true powerhouse, bringing together three organizations with complementary aims: the Association of Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (AMBM), Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) and Eco-West Canada (EWC).

For the AMBM Group, investing within viable and sustainable infrastructure is the very pillar of the economic development and prosperity of its communities. Whether it is tourism, social, sustainable or digital development infrastructure, some fundamental principles are central to the investment priorities of the AMBM’s municipal government members. These principles are: economic efficiency, the added value French brings to bilingualism, social solidarity and environmental protection.

The infrastructure investment priorities of the AMBM Group are based primarily on the 2019-2020 Priority Infrastructure Investment Plan for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities. A total of some 50 “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects (tourism, social, sustainable development and digital) valued at nearly $138 million have been identified.

The AMBM Group’s recommended approach and its infrastructure investment targets are in line with the vision advocated by the Government of Manitoba.

Read the AMBM Group’s provincial policy brief