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September 2021

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Despite decades of government commitments, Lake Winnipeg’s health continues to decline. 

In the leadup to Canada’s election on Sept. 20, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective are reminding federal candidates that promises are not enough. It’s time for immediate action that generates measurable results. 

WHAT WE’RE DOING: 

Together, LWF and LWIC have released a plan for federal action: Five Things the Federal Government Must Do for Lake Winnipeg. This road map identifies specific, concrete actions achievable in less than five years to achieve real impact for...

Canadians head to the polls on Sept. 20. Together with our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective, we are reminding federal candidates that it’s time for immediate action that generates measurable results. 

Tell your candidate to read our plan: Five Things the Federal Government Must Do for Lake Winnipeg. Learn more on our website

LWF's office will be closed on Thursday, September 30, in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We will re-open on Friday, October 1.

We invite you to join us with open hearts and minds, and take part in this day of remembrance, learning, reflection and action.

In the leadup to Canada’s election, we sent three questions to Manitoba candidates to better understand their commitments to Lake Winnipeg.

Here's what we learned.


Surprisingly, only nine* candidates responded to our request. You can review their commitments below, by clicking on the candidates' names. 

Conservative Party of Canada

James Bezan, Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman

Green Party of Canada

Greg Boettcher, Winnipeg South

Janine Gibson, Provencher

Doug Hemmerling, Winnipeg South Centre

Ralph McLean, Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

Laurent Poliquin, Saint Boniface-Saint Vital

Liberal Party of Canada...

Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, was recently declared a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

As a non-Indigenous organization working on Indigenous territories, LWF recognizes the importance of taking this day to learn about and reflect on Canada’s dark colonial history, and to listen and acknowledge the truths and devastating impacts that Indian Residential Schools had and continue to have on First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and communities.

Reconciliation cannot happen without meaningful dialogue between Indigenous and non...

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