Your Voice

Do you support an Assiniboine River Basin Commission that would bring Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota stakeholders together to work collectively to manage our watershed?*

I would like to highlight the need to create an Assiniboine River Basin Commission. It’s time everyone came the table to properly manage our watershed. This proposed Commission would include representatives from the Qu-Appelle and Souris Rivers and related catchment areas that would work together on watershed issues. For many years I served in the Manitoba legislature as the Critic for Conservation and Water Stewardship. During this time, I travelled extensively across the Province to meet with Manitobans and to listen to their concerns. It was in this role that I heard a loud and clear message: a long-term strategy is needed to mitigate against the constant flooding problems that Manitobans are facing year after year. I firmly believe it’s time to be proactive instead of reactive.