Feds Invest $26M in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

$25.7 million for the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017. This program is part of broader efforts by this Government to advance work on freshwater management in Canada.

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017. This program is part of broader efforts by this Government to advance work on freshwater management in Canada.

Minister McKenna said is a press released, “Canada believes that sustained action on Lake Winnipeg restoration is key to the future health of citizens and economic prosperity in this region. Working alongside provincial and Canadian partners, the Government of Canada will continue to promote a renewed freshwater protection approach for the Lake Winnipeg basin.”

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