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Support Good Jobs for the People of Portage
In recent years, the Manitoba Government has announced plans to close several important provincial employers in Portage la Prairie, which will result in the loss of hundreds of quality jobs in the region.
The government closed the Agassiz Youth Centre in July 2022 and has announced it is winding down operations to close the Manitoba Developmental Centre in 2024. And while Red River College Polytechnic has thankfully reversed its original plan to close its Stevenson Campus in 2022, the campus’ future remains very much up in the air as the College renewed its lease for only five years while it conducts a review. Other recent reductions to services in the region include cuts at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) Compass Residential Program and the Crown Lands Property Agency – Real Estate Division.
This will impact more than 350 families in Portage, while damaging the local economy, and forcing future generations out of their community.
The people of Portage need your help. Tell the Manitoba government to commit to keeping public services and jobs here in this community by sending a message to the Premier and Portage MLA, Ian Wishart.