Ashton Calls for Federal Action on All Weather Roads
April 22nd, 2011 - 6:33pm
Incumbent Churchill NDP MP Niki Ashton has called on the Federal government to invest in extending the all weather road network in Northern Manitoba.
Ashton who has visited extensively on the winter road network as MP said the Federal government needs to partner with the NDP provincial government and Northern communities to accelerate the building all weather roads. "As the winter road season comes to a close again we are reminded of how important it is to provide year round access."
The Northern representative said the NDP government has set up the East side road authority and is investing $70 million annually to expand the road network."Where is the Federal Conservative government?"
Ashton pointed out that the winter road system is becoming more and more unreliable because of climate change. "Investing in the all weather road system will increase access, decrease the cost of living and provide greater economic development opportunities for Northern communities."