$100 M Assiniboine project remains up in the air with new MB government

June 9, 2016

A change in the Manitoba government has institutions like Assiniboine College wondering how postsecondary capital projects might be affected, writes the Winnipeg Free Press. Under the previous NDP government, Assiniboine was approved for a $100 M project that would convert one of the college’s buildings into a new Centre for Health, Energy and Environment. The provincial NDP has said that the project still meets the new PC government’s criteria for return on investment through its ability to create jobs. Assiniboine President Mark Frison has expressed hope that a commitment from the federal government to cover one-third of the project’s costs will show that the “project remains a priority.” Winnipeg Free Press