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November 10, 2010

ARCTIC GATEWAY STRATEGY TO BE DEVELOPED AS PART OF SUMMIT OUTCOMES: SELINGER



An Arctic Gateway Strategy will be developed with the feedback and outcomes from Manitoba’s Arctic Summit, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.
 
“Our global partners have a shared interest and vision for further developing our collective resources and transport systems to establish a global supply-chain hub,” Selinger said.  “One of the most significant outcomes of this summit will be the feedback that will provide the roadmap for strategic action in building an Arctic bridge between our communities.” 
 
The three-day summit, a part of Manitoba’s Northern Development Strategy, attracted up to 200  Canadian and international government, private-sector and other stakeholders including representatives from air, marine and land modalities, community economic-development organizations, indigenous peoples and northern communities.
  
Discussion took place in intensive workshops, which allowed participants to explore big-picture issues and develop detailed plans to help realize the Arctic’s potential as a trade and economic development zone.  Ideas exchanged during the summit will help direct future economic policies and strategies to ensure Manitoba is positioned to seize the opportunities of the global economy, Selinger said.
 
The summit also included the signing of an agreement between Manitoba and Nunavut to improve health services, economic development, transportation and tourism initiatives.  
 
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