Manitoba Liberal Party Leader Dougald Lamont recently spoke to 102.9 CJAR to talk about current issues in Northern Manitoba. One of the big problems is the rail line to Churchill not being repaired. Lamont says it’s terrible that the rail line has been quote “left to rot” and he firmly believes that there is no reason why the province can’t take over the rail line and get it fixed. Lamont added that the best option is to get Omnitrax the owner of the railway out of the picture entirely and have the province take over the railway, rebuild it, and then allow someone else to run the railway.
Another issue Northern Manitoba faces is cuts to health care. According to Lamont there have been lots of cuts made by the Palliser Government to health care such as cuts to air ambulance services and he beleives the government should listen to the experts that are telling them to put a stop to the cuts. He added that there needs to be stability and the province can afford a better health care system.
Lamont plans to tell the Pallister government what he has heard from Manitoba residents that feel that they have been betrayed by the provincial government.