The Pallister government has paid a lot of lip service to Manitoba’s north, but as this article in the Thompson Citizen explains, there’s been little real action.
As public services are cut in northern communities, how will those losing their jobs cope? Vale’s smelter in Thompson is shutting down, and mine closures in Flin Flon are imminent.
We know how government neglect can devastate communities: just look at how Churchill suffered until the federal government finally came to the rescue. It seems like the Conservatives’ ‘Look North‘ strategy is just that; a bit of an effort to glance in a northerly direction, throw a bit of money at tourism, and wait and see what happens.