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More Than $150M for Green Initiatives in Manitoba

February 19, 2020 2:47 PM | News

Brian Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

The Manitoba government is spending more than $150 million to support green initiatives in the province.

The funding will be used to better protect the environment and support the goals and implementation of the province’s Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.

Premier Brian Pallister says Manitoba’s plan is better than what the federal government is proposing to protect the environment, as well as for the economy.

“Manitoba deserves respect from the federal government for our Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan and today’s historic and significant new green investments,” Pallister said.

The funding includes:

  • more than $103 million for the clean-up and monitoring of contaminated orphan and abandoned mine sites throughout the province;
  • $50 million to preserve wetlands through the GROW Trust;
  • nearly $8 million to clean up contaminated sites, like abandoned gas stations; and
  • $3 million contingency for recommendations regarding lead mitigation.

“These additional investments will help us achieve our vision of making Manitoba Canada’s cleanest, greenest and most climate-resilient province,” added Pallister.