On January 14, 2019, the federal government announced a new Minister of Rural Economic Development. Dr. Gibson was recently interviewed by the Manitoba Co-operator newspaper for reaction to the new announcement and the implications for rural Canada. You can read a copy of the article, “Rural Canada has a new voice, say rural advocates” here: https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/rural-canada-has-a-new-voice-say-rural-advocates/?module=under-carousel&pgtype=homepage&i=.
The Prime Minister recently released the mandate letter for the new Minister of Rural Economic Development. You can read the mandate letter here: https://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister-rural-economic-development-mandate-letter-january-29-2019.