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Tentative deal reached to keep Parmalat plant in Winnipeg

From 1130 News

Winnipeg city council is being urged to approve the sale of city-owned land for a new milk-processing plant.

The city, the province and multinational dairy and food company Parmalat have agreed in principal to contribute more than $5.5 million to service land for the plant in St. Boniface.

The new plant would replace the current aging one in St. Boniface.

The city says in a news release that there is a time constraint on the deal, because Parmalat is under pressure to increase production.

The proposed agreement would have the city paying up front. But it would recoup the money over 18 years through property and business taxes from the new plant.

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