The official magazine and voice
of the Saskatchewan Heavy
1939 Elphinstone St.
Regina, SK S4T 3N3
President, Shantel Lipp
Financial Officer, Ellie Weare
Administrative Assistant, Monisha Joysuree-Caullechurn
701 Henry Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 1T9
President, Jeff Lester
Publisher, Jill Harris
Editor, Andrew Harris
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SHANTEL LIPP, PRESIDENT, SHCA
It’s no secret that competition brings
out the best in everyone.
In the business world, a competitive
business market allows a company to identi-fy
strengths and weaknesses, allows smarter
and more efficient labour habits, and halts
Above all, competition is beneficial to
consumers. In this context, consumers are
the taxpayers of Regina.
With the City of Regina self-perform-ing
many of its road construction projects,
there’s an inherent risk to the taxpay-ers,
who essentially provide funding for
Tenders for many of these jobs aren’t
made available to Saskatchewan Heavy
Construction Association members and
private contractors, therefore, competitive
pricing and efficiency are left to chance be-cause
of the City of Regina’s monopoly.
There is a lack of transparency when it
comes to costs associated with these projects,
as well as costs incurred in the operation of
the City of Regina’s asphalt plant and the re-selling
of materials at below the market rate.
We will continue our discussions with
the City of Regina with the hope that more
road constructions projects will be offered
to members in our industry. We will seek
answers to costs and strive to reach greater
transparency during this process. After all,
the City of Regina is using taxpayer money
to fund their projects.
The City does give an indication of what
future local road construction projects may
be available to bidding, but nothing is guar-anteed
This approach to business affects
Our members seek stability and rely on a
steady workload during summer months to
help offset capital purchases for equipment,
as well as offer a peace of mind knowing they
can employ a full crew for future jobs.
Our hope is the City would disclose their
costs and prove that they are, in fact, per-forming
these road construction jobs at a
competitive or cheaper rate than what our
SHCA members could offer.
In this issue of Think BIG, read messages
from six candidates vying for Saskatchewan
leadership. SHCA asked the candidates to
submit a short letter that tells our mem-bers
why you should support them. Read
the messages from Tina Beaudry-Mellor,
Ken Cheveldayoff, Alanna Koch, Scott Moe,
Trent Wotherspoon and Gord Wyant start-ing
on page 7.
At SHCA’s Fall Convention in Regina, at-tend
the candidate presentations and bear
pit session to hear directly from the candi-dates
about the issues most important to
you. Don’t miss it!
HENRYK SADURA / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
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