If elected in the October 3 election, the Manitoba NDP plans to commit to building an airport at Wasagamack First Nation. 

“Airports are an important lifeline in Northern communities for so many reasons,” said Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew. “They mean better health care, safer transportation, and increased opportunities for the community. The people of Wasagamack have been waiting for too long. With a Manitoba NDP Government, you will finally get the airport you need.” 

In 2017, a wildfire led to evacuations in the community highlighting a need for an airport in the community. NDP leader Wab Kinew says if elected this fall, the NDP Government will cover the capital costs of building the airport and the access road. 

“I’ve heard from so many families in Wasagamack calling for this airport to be built. They are one of the only remote communities in Manitoba without an airport,” said NDP candidate for Keewatinook, Ian Bushie. “Wab Kinew and I are listening, and we’re going to get this project done for you.”