Conservative candidate Greg Rickford says Manitoba, Winnipeg haven’t asked for ‘Freedom Road’ dollars

Shoal Lake heading to the UN

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The Shoal Lake 44 First Nation will be taking its case to the United Nations.

A delegation from the community is expected to travel to Geneva, Switzerland, next February.

The community has been cut-off from the mainland for 100 years and has been under a boil water advisory for nearly two decades.

It seems public support to build a so-called “Freedom Road” for the community is finally taking hold and it’s now part of the federal election campaign.

APTN’s Dennis Ward spoke with the candidates hoping to represent the riding that includes the community.


Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Métis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as a reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.