The North

We recognize that families in the North have unique needs.

A growing tourism industry, mineral exploration, Hydro development, and thriving industry are all contributing to a strong economy and good jobs, so that Manitobans can work in the communities they grew up in.

  • Our government built the University College of the North with two main campuses, in Thompson and The Pas, and 12 regional centres throughout the North. Just last year over 200 students graduated from UCN, entering Manitoba’s workforce. The Conservatives have always ignored the North, and Brian Pallister is still pushing for cuts—especially to northern services.

  • As part of our five-year, $5.5-billion infrastructure plan, we’re investing in northern infrastructure, including upgrading Highway 6, Highway 10, Provincial Roads 373 and 374 and including funding for the East Side road network capital budget. The PCs promised to cut highway spending in the north to provide “more for southern Manitoba.” (Brandon Sun, 5/11/07).

  • We are protecting Manitoba’s energy security while providing good jobs in the North by building the Keeyask generating station and Bipole III. Brian Pallister, unfortunately, would rather ship out northern jobs by building gas-fired plants in the south.

We’re investing in better schools, jobs and economic development opportunities because we believe in the future of Manitoba’s North and its people.


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