The Port of Churchill is a Vital National Asset

Blog, Les Routledge (historic), Rural, Uncategorized

As indicated by the Honorable member from Regina-Wascana in his comments, the Port of Churchill is a vital element of national infrastructure and component of asserting national security in the Arctic.  He receives no argument in that assertion from me.  I agree that the Port of Churchill is a vital link to supplying goods in the rapidly expanding economy of Nunavut and it could be used to link Canada to trade routes in northern Russia.

Where I do have a disagreement is in who should pay to preserve that instrument of national policy.  I do not believe it should be up to wheat farmers to pay for the costs of asserting national security in the north of Canada.