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The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is looking to aid in information available to elected officials, Insulators Union Locals and members, contractors and the general public in Manitoba.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic. Please contact any member of the Mechanical Insulators LMCT with any questions.

On this page, you will find information related to specific legislation that deals with mechanical insulation and labour, political candidate gifting guidelines and information for the province's elected officials.

Manitoba's capitol resides in Winnipeg.

Manitoba is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, similar to those of the other Canadian provinces and territories. The executive branch is formed by the majority party; the party leader is the Premier of Manitoba, the head of the executive branch.

The government has taken numerous steps towards improving energy efficiency in the province, including:

  • The Energy Savings Act, which authorized Manitoba Hydro, to establish a new “on-meter” financing program for retrofitting homes and buildings.
  • Energy Efficiency Standards for Replacement Forced Air Gas Furnaces and Small Boilers Regulation, which established new minimum energy performance standards for replacement gas furnaces and small boilers. The efficiency requirement set for gas furnaces is 92%, the highest level of any jurisdiction in North America.
  • Green Building Policy which requires all new projects and major retrofits that are funded by the government to meet LEED® Silver standards, plus enhancements in the area of energy efficiency. This policy is the first of its kind in North America.

In 2017, Efficiency Manitoba was established and provided with a mandate to achieve electrical energy savings of 1.5% annually in Manitoba during the first 15 years of its operations.

Currently for consideration in Manitoba is Bill 203. The Climate and Green Plan Amendment Act (for improved climate change targets and enhances ministerial accountability). This Bill amends The Climate and Green Plan Act to change how reduction targets for GHG emissions are established and reported and to reduce ministers' salaries until targets are achieved. Under the current Act, the minister is to establish five-year reduction goals for emissions and to report on progress in achieving the goals. The bill establishes longer term targets for reducing emissions and provides that the emissions reduction targets may be increased by regulation.

Under Manitoba Hydro:

    • Customer Contribution Time Payment Plan: Install permanent extensions to existing residential and farm services. Up to $10,000 per property.
    • Energy Finance Plan: The Energy Finance Plan is convenient on-bill financing for upgrades to gas and electrical systems. It is available to Manitoba Hydro residential, small commercial, farm, and seasonal customers. Up to $5,000 per residence.
    • Home Energy Efficiency Loan: The Home Energy Efficiency Loan is a convenient and affordable financing option if you want to make energy efficiency upgrades to your home. The monthly payment will be added to your energy bill and no down payment is required.
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