Twinning the Trans-Canada got a specific mention in last week's financial statement from Queen's Park. Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford says he's also pushing MTO on the project.
The minister adds he doesn't buy the previous government's view that Indigenous communities were to blame for delays, saying the $100 million set aside for the project has been spent elsewhere.
Tonight's forum in Kenora will feature presentations on the four-laning of Hwy. 17, along with an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments.
The Study is being carried out in three sections:
Section #1: Between the Manitoba/Ontario Border and Highway 673
Section #2: Between Highway 673 and Rush Bay Road
Section #3: Between Rush Bay Road and Highway 17A
The information session will be taking place at the Clarion Lakeside Inn in Kenora, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., and there will be more sessions focusing on Section #2 and Section #3 going forward, this first meeting kicks off the process.
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