A New Voice for Rural Canada” - Gibson Comments on New Minister of Rural Economic Development
On January 14, 2019, the federal government announced a new Minister of Rural Economic Development. Dr. Ryan Gibson was recently interviewed by the Manitoba Co-operator newspaper for reaction to the new announcement and the implications for rural Canada. You can read the news article: “Rural Canada has a new voice, say rural advocates”. Earlier this week, the Prime Minister released the mandate letter for the new Minister of Rural Economic Development, which outlines the key objectives for the new minister such as developing a Canadian rural economic development strategy, increase rural broadband connectivity, and rural infrastructure investments. Further details on the mandate of the new minister can be found on the Government of Canada - Office of the Prime Minister website.