Press Release – February 13, 2020

Dauphin Continues to Fight for Jobs and Pursue Economic Opportunities

Mayor and Council of the City of Dauphin met at their regular Council meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020. At that meeting, Council discussed what the City will be doing now and in the coming days with respect to the Province’s announcement to close the Dauphin Correctional Centre. They decided to continue their efforts from two different angles.
The City of Dauphin will continue to fight to keep the approximate 80 Provincial government jobs in the Parkland. The City will continue to participate with neighbouring Parkland municipalities to lobby the Province, and passed a resolution at their February 10 meeting asking the Province to amend the timeline of the closure of the Dauphin Correctional Centre and to participate in consultations for the development of a new rehabilitation facility in the area. The Parkland municipalities will be meeting again on February 14 to continue their efforts to work together to bring about these changes.
The City of Dauphin will also continue with efforts on economic development projects and seek special help from the Province for support and incentives to bring in new commercial and industrial opportunities.
It is the City’s responsibility to continue to fight the Province on their decision to close the Dauphin Correctional Centre without a corresponding announcement to open another facility. But it is also the City’s responsibility to expand economic development prospects and create employment opportunities. There is much work to do on both fronts, and Council and Administration are working diligently for our Community.

 

To see the full press release click Media Release – Dauphin Correctional Centre – February 13, 2020