Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey says the speech made a lot of promises but was short on any actual activity to carry out or fulfill promises. He says it did mention the mining industry….
“Well I guess it’s good news that they plan to hire back people to work in the Mines Branch, my question is what happened to all the people that used to work there, is it like every other government department where they got rid of people, didn’t bother hiring when people retired so they are just trying to fix what they broke. Hopefully some money that they talked about for mining will actually help the industry progress. I mean there’s a lot of exploration taking place right now hopefully we’ll see something come of that.”
Lindsey adds they talked about changes and all the people they’re going to hire with health care but never said anything about restarting hospitals in the north or about actually staffing ambulances so people don’t have to drive themselves to hospitals from Flin Flon to The Pas or Thompson.