Government inaction with Omnitrax layoffs

OmniTrax’s decision to lay off its workforce is devastating for those at the Port and the community of Churchill.

Today, the Manitoba Agriculture Minister gave platitudes to workers hurt by this decision, telling them “you’re gonna have to start looking for other opportunities.” Rather than calling for action, he offered empty, callous words: “I hope they stay,” and “hoping somebody will pick that up”.

We believe, as do many Manitobans, that northerners deserve more: the provincial government should “pick up” a leadership role and bring stakeholders around the table to find a solution.

This is just another example of a government ignoring northern Manitobans and showing complete lack of leadership to defend Manitoba’s interests.