The Government of Canada has implemented a $4.6 million economic development fund to assist the residents of Churchill, Manitoba, and communities along the Hudson Bay Rail Line, recently affected by the suspension of grain operations through the Port of Churchill.
Western Economic Diversification Canada will oversee the fund and will work with the Province of Manitoba and the community to explore potential projects that would bring good paying long term jobs for the middle class families of the concerned communities. This fund will support the creation of new opportunities in local strengths such as tourism, Arctic research, and regional service delivery. The fund will be open to the town of Churchill and surrounding region.
The announcement of the fund is a further commitment by the Government of Canada to residents in northern Communities that their concerns, issues and economic sustainability are an ongoing priority.