MP launches economic tour

  • Jan. 5, 2009 1:00 p.m.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen will be visiting communities throughout the riding over the next two weeks to hear from residents about how to put the northwest and the country on the path toward economic recovery. “Critical decisions are being made by government around the Jan. 27 federal budget,” Mr. Cullen said. “It’s important that everyday voices inform both the decision-making and the budget debate… I’ll take the ideas from my conversations with constituents from Fort St. James to the Queen Charlottes and put them right on the desks of the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister.” The MP’s economic tour starts Jan. 14 in Smithers and ends Jan. 24 on Haida Gwaii. The meetings are supported by community service groups, First Nations, community colleges, credit unions, economic development agencies, labour councils and non-profit organizations. “Everything is on the table, we need to think creatively with wide-open minds,” Mr. Cullen said. “Everyone has important contributions to make to these conversations and I’m looking forward to hearing some great ideas.” The meeting on the islands will be held Jan. 24, with the time and place to be announced.

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