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Tories Would Build Lake Manitoba Outlet: Pallister

March 23, 2016 11:20 AM | News

Brian Pallister

Manitoba Conservative leader Brian Pallister (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Manitoba’s Tories would build a Lake Manitoba outlet to alleviate flooding if elected on April 19.

Leader Brian Pallister said his Progressive Conservatives is committed to flood mitigation across the province to protect communities.

“Manitobans living around Lake Manitoba have waited far too long for relief,” said Pallister. “A PC government will make it a top priority to stop the delays and get shovels in the ground.”

The cost of the project is estimated at $495 million. Of that, $248 million was committed by the federal government in Tuesday’s budget.

Pallister also promised to hold an open tendering process on flood protection and other infrastructure projects.