Earlier this week The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin addressed the Manitoba Legislature about Northern Manitobans Economy and the community economic development fund. She stated that over one thousand three hundred and fifty people have jobs in Northern Manitoba as a result of the Communities economic development fund but the Pallister government cut the contribution to the fund by over thirty percent and the fund is now providing less loans then it did two years ago and that loan activity to fishers has dropped last year by eight percent the same fishers that were promised by the Pallister government.
Lathlin also pointed out that the Pallsiter government has estimated that at least fifteen hundred jobs will be lost in Northern Manitoba in the next two years. She asked why the Minister is damaging the Northern economy and why the government is turning its back on Northern Manitoba and Minister of Growth Enterprise and Trade Blaine Pederson responded to these questions by saying quote “Speaking of Damage, that would be the previous government’s economic development plan and we’ll have a much better plan coming forward with the good work of Dave Angus and Barb Gamey."
He added that they will continue to work with the north as well as all of Manitoba.