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Christmas comes early for Manitoba Transport Minister

WINNIPEG, Man. -- The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) was in a giving mood recently, presenting provincial Transport Minister Steve Ashton with a painting the association commissioned that celebrates the region's trucking industry.


The MTA recently gave this painting to Transport Minister Steve Ashton. Pictured are (l-r): Greg Arndt, Jade Trucking; Susan Snyder, Searcy Trucking; Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Steve Ashton; MTA president Tom Payne Jr., Payne Transportation; and artist Glenn Hayes.
The MTA recently gave this painting to Transport Minister Steve Ashton. Pictured are (l-r): Greg Arndt, Jade Trucking; Susan Snyder, Searcy Trucking; Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Steve Ashton; MTA president Tom Payne Jr., Payne Transportation; and artist Glenn Hayes.

WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) was in a giving mood recently, presenting provincial Transport Minister Steve Ashton with a painting the association commissioned that celebrates the region’s trucking industry.

The association presented Ashton with the gift at the Manitoba Legislature on Dec. 16. The painting was done by local artist Glenn Hayes, and was presented by MTA president Tom Payne Jr. and several board members.

Titled ‘Driven to Succeed,’ the painting pays homage to the roots of the Manitoba trucking industry, the association announced. It incorporates elements from the past and future and captures Manitoba’s role as a transport hub.

“The Manitoba Trucking Association is pleased to present the Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation department with this specially commissioned painting,” said MTA’s Payne. “It will serve as a reminder of the economic role trucking plays in our province and we are pleased to have the minister accept it as a keepsake in his office.”

“As Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, I’m proud of the work done by the Manitoba Trucking Association and look forward to continuing to work with them,” said Ashton. “This painting is a poignant addition to the Manitoba Legislature.”


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