Manitoba Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton met with community and local business leaders in Flin Flon Sunday afternoon. A Northern Steering Committee was announced to help co-ordinate and oversee the next steps and implementation of the Look North Report and Action Plan for Manitoba’s Northern Economy. In making the announcement Wharton said Look North represents the beginning of a northern inspired movement to promote economic growth and change. The Committee includes members for each priority area identified in the action plan including Flin Flon’s Becky Cianflone General Manager of Community Futures Greenstone who is the lead in the enterprise area. The Minister also noted work continues to advance a new mineral development protocol with First Nations as part of the Look North Initiative with an engagement session today in Winnipeg to build on the emerging themes and tools identified to date and development of a mutually agreed upon process for Crown – Aboriginal consultation during all phases of mineral development.