NDP Pledge $500,000 to Protect Lake Winnipeg

NDP Pledge $500,000 to Protect Lake Winnipeg

Greg Selinger
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Manitoba’s NDP government says it will spend $500,000 to help protect Lake Winnipeg.

Party leader Greg Selinger made the announcement at FortWhyte Alive on Tuesday, which also happens to be World Water Day.

Selinger said the funding would be allocated to the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s research at the Experimental Lakes Area, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium.

Selinger said the NDP would also upgrade water treatment plans in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, and Selkirk, as well as invest in wetland and boreal protections.

Earlier in the day, advocates of Lake Winnipeg had called on the province’s political parties to share their plan for protecting the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

— Staff