Arctic Gateway Group received up to $147.6 million through federal-provincial partnership to support national interests in northern Manitoba
The Arctic Gateway Group is a partnership between 41 First Nation and Bayline communities. The Hudson Bay Railway, owned and operated by the Arctic Gateway Group, is the only affordable year-round, all-weather mode of transportation for both passenger and freight trains to access several northern Manitoba communities. The rail line is essential for supply chains, local food security, regional connectivity and its unique community-ownership model represents ongoing steps toward economic reconciliation in Canada.
Today, Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, Minister for PrairiesCan, Minister of Northern Affairs and Minister for CanNor, announced a joint investment of up to $147.6 million over two years to the Arctic Gateway Group. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are coming together in a historic partnership to support this rail line and future opportunities for northern Manitoba. The government of Canada will invest up to an additional $60 million on top of its existing support of the Arctic Gateway Group, and the Manitoba government will invest up to $73.8 million. These investments will be distributed over two years and support a program of significant upgrades, as well as the operation and maintenance of the Hudson Bay Railway.
The governments of Canada and Manitoba continue to work in partnership in supporting reconciliation, along with regional connectivity, economic development, sustainable job growth, and local and international tourism opportunities in Manitoba.