NDP interim leader pushes for federal funding: WFP

A brief update in the Free Press regarding NDP interim leader Nycole Termel’s visit with Premier Selinger on the weekend.

“Selinger said Ottawa has yet to respond to Manitoba’s request that the federal government pay 90 per cent of the costs of the diversion channel that will move flood waters out of the waterlogged Interlake.

“I’m very pleased that the interim leader Nycole has come to meet us from the official Opposition because we all share the same concerns. We all want to get people home as quickly as possible,” Selinger said.

Turmel said she will also put pressure on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to set up the kind of national disaster mitigation program that Manitoba is lobbying the federal government to establish.”

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