THUNDER BAY – During his second visit to Thunder Bay in less than a year, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced the Liberal Party’s commitment to a positive vision for rural Canada at Contact North on Tuesday morning.
“Today I’m here to introduce my fourth part of the Liberal Party’s ‘Rural Canada Matters’ initiative —100% rural broadband connectivity,” said Ignatieff.
“Too many rural communities can’t access essential services like education, healthcare, or economic development because we don’t have the digital infrastructure to deliver them. This isn’t just about fancy technology,” said the Liberal leader, “This is about the unity of our country.”
Thunder Bay-Superior North Liberal Candidate, Yves Fricot agrees. “Universal access to high speed internet is important for job creation, for education and for health care. No matter where people live in Northwestern Ontario, they must be able to reach the world – and it must be able to reach them.”
“This commitment by the Liberal Party reflects our positive vision for rural Canada,” continued Fricot. “We are focused on building our future and we are focused on putting in place the policies that will make a real difference.”