Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mayor Brain, City Manager Long in Ottawa for meetings with Federal officials

Greetings From Ottawa! Mayor Lee Brain and City Manager Robert Long are
in the nation's capital this week taking part in discussions with  Federal officials 

and members of the  Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(photo from Mayor Brain's Facebook portal)

A quick note to the Mayor's Facebook page today has provided an update on his latest travel agenda, with the destination for this week Ottawa and some discussions with Federal officials in a number of departments.

Joining the Mayor in the nations capital is City Manager Robert Long, as part of the update from the Mayor, he makes note of a recently signed infrastructure agreement with the province of British Columbia, which will see funding delivered to  municipal governments in a number of areas.

Among some of the discussions noted to take place will be visits with the departments of Infrastructure and Communities, Transportation, International Trade, Natural Resources and Indigenous Services.

He and the City Manager are also meeting with representatives of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities which also offers up funding opportunities for municipal government.

The Mayor observes through his notes on the trip that it is important for the community to ensure that the city receives necessary supports for social and physical infrastructure from higher levels of government.

His update does not provide for a timetable for the discussions in Ottawa or the length of the trip back east.

You can review his talking points from the Ottawa trip here.

It has been a busy January for travel for the Mayor, earlier this month he was in Vancouver to take part in the announcement of grant funding for CityWest for their SubSea internet connection plans.

He also took in a session of the North Central Local Government Association, which held a Mayor's roundtable session in Prince George on January 19th.

For more items of interest related to Prince Rupert City Council see our archive page here.

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