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February 19, 2020

MANITOBA INVESTS OVER $150 MILLION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, CONTINUES TO LEAD THE NATION IN GREEN INVESTMENTS

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Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan is Better for the Environment, Better for the Economy: Pallister

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The Manitoba government is investing over $150 million for additional green initiatives to better protect the environment and support the goals and implementation of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

“Manitoba deserves respect from the federal government for our Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan and today’s historic and significant new green investments,” said Pallister.  “With this additional $150 million for new green initiatives, we are showing that our plan is better for the environment, better for the economy, and better for our children and grandchildren.”

This unprecedented package of over $150 million for new green initiatives is over and above the province’s green investments already underway, the premier noted.  It includes:
•    over $103 million for the clean up and monitoring of contaminated orphan and abandoned mine sites throughout the province;
•    $50 million to preserve wetlands through the GROW Trust;
•    nearly $8 million to clean up contaminated sites, like abandoned gas stations; and
•    $3-million contingency for recommendations regarding lead mitigation.

“These additional investments will help us achieve our vision of making Manitoba Canada’s cleanest, greenest and most climate-resilient province,” said Pallister.

Today’s announcement builds off the province’s previous significant green investments including:
•    investing billions of dollars in clean, renewable hydroelectric energy;
•    eliminating the use of coal for electricity generation;
•    providing over $150 million for the GROW and Conservation Trust programs to sustain investments in cleaner air, water and soil management;
•    establishing Efficiency Manitoba demand-side management;
•    introducing the toughest clean fuel standards in Canada; and
•    working toward eliminating single-use plastic bags.

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