Pallister Government Shows Lack of Vision for the Future, no Plan to Grow Economy In Killing Winnipeg Railway Relocation Review

In killing a much-needed review of the economic advantages of moving Winnipeg’s railway lines, the Pallister government is showing a lack of any vision for the future of Manitoba’s capital city, said NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine.

“This is a government that has no plan to grow the economy or create jobs and now it has passed on an opportunity to help transform the city,” said Fontaine. “There are so many possible advantages in planning for the future of our city, and yet this government is content to live in the past.”

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Rail Relocation Petition

"...it is pretty easy to see that a debilitating partisan grudge is at the heart of this decision." - Winnipeg Free Press, September 10, 2016

Instead of working collaboratively with our public and private sector partners, the Conservative government cut the railway relocation study.

Our federal and municipal governments disagree with Mr. Pallister. Mayor Brian Bowman has joined federal MPs and non-profit organizations in their calls for a study to determine how much removal or relocation would cost.