Welland delegation travelling to Ottawa for meetings

Welland Mayor Frank Campion, Chief Administrative Officer Gary Long, and the City’s Director of Economic Development Dan Degazio are travelling to Ottawa next week for meetings with several Minister’s Offices and federal agencies.

The following meetings are confirmed:

  • Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Office of the Minister of Transportation
  • Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
  • Canada Post
  • Export Development Canada (EDC)
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

“Our government relations strategy is working and we’re seeing the results,” said Welland Mayor Frank Campion. “We’re looking forward to developing relationships in Ottawa, raising the City’s profile, and soliciting federal support for our current projects and strategic initiatives.”

“The federal government has signaled their interest in working collaboratively with municipalities on priorities such as infrastructure renewal, global competitiveness, and innovation, and we’re keen to showcase our increased growth and development, and discuss economic opportunities,” said CAO Gary Long. “It’s also important that we capitalize on opportunities to shape and influence public policy.”

A press release from Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey’s office, said:

“This government has committed to being open, accessible, and willing to engage in dialogue with all Canadians, including cities and municipalities.  Meetings with the office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the office of the Minister of Transportation, and the office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, will allow Mayor Campion and his team the opportunity to discuss how they can best tap into the funding opportunities outlined in Budget 2017.”

“In order to best serve the citizens of Niagara Centre it is important that all levels of government foster productive dialogue with one another,” Badawey said in the release. “As such, I am quite pleased to welcome Mayor Campion and his team to Ottawa, and I look forward to sitting down with Team Welland and the ministries scheduled, to discuss the issues affecting the City of Welland.”

Source – City of Welland and office of Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey press releases

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