MLA Tom Lindsey says Friday’s announcement by the Federal government is an important first step in providing real support that the people of Churchill have needed for over a year. The Federal government announced Friday if Omnitrax refuses to maintain rail service to Churchill it will force the company to sell the rail line to a new owner.
Lindsey says what is needed now is a provincial partner and Premier Pallister needs to stop passing the buck and come to the table with real supports for the people of Churchill. He says it’s about time both levels of government recognized the plight of Churchill and stepped up to ensure the rail line repairs begin immediately as the window to complete repairs is rapidly closing.
Lindsey asks the Premier to pick up a phone and call the Mayor of Churchill and the Federal government so that the province assumes its rightful place in ensuring the viability of the Town of Churchill.