The Manitoba Government presented their Throne Speech Tuesday opening a new session of the Legislature. Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey says he didn’t see a lot for this region other than tourism and the proposed Manitoba Mineral Development Fund which raises concerns. He explains he’s all in favor of creating another fund for use particularly in northern Manitoba just for economic development but it shouldn’t replace the existing Community Reserve Fund that was there specifically to help mining communities when the mine shut up. He says this fund is going to be used for all kinds of different things so it may not ever go to help a mining community that’s in trouble.
Lindsey adds it’s not what they say in the Throne Speech but what they do after that really affects us.