The Manitoba Liberals have committed to building a year-round fresh food market in downtown Winnipeg if elected.
Leader Rana Bokhari says the market would include locally-grown produce, meat and other groceries, which would draw other businesses and residents to the core.
Downtown Winnipeg isn’t currently serviced by a year-round grocery store and many residents often need to cross into Osborne Village to purchase groceries.
Bokhari estimates the property purchase and build to cost around $20 million. A private enterprise partner would also be brought on board to run help run the market as a Crown corporation under the Department of Agriculture.
Vendors would pay to maintain the non-profit facility.
Voters go to the polls on April 19.