The Manitoba NDP government has finally agreed to meet with the Lake Manitoba Rehabilitation Committee (LMFRC) on Wednesday, October 16th at 4:00 P.M. A meeting the government promised last April will happen October 16th at the Manitoba Legislature.
The primary issue is the NDP government says farmers around Lake Manitoba received an average $300,000 in 2011 when in fact figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act shows the amount to be about $69,000. Other issues on the agenda include Lake Manitoba water levels, a future channel from Lake Manitoba and other related issues.
LMFRC obtained financial information through the Freedom of Information Act to verify actual average compensation received by the farmers and ranchers around Lake Manitoba. As indicated above, that value was approximately $69,000.
LMFRC members will be available for interviews after the meeting. Copies of the financial information received through the Freedom of Information will be available.
*** Call Harry Siemens at 204.332.0741 day of the meeting to arrange for the interview with one of the committee members.