Friday, July 29, 2022

Federal Cabinet Minister Ahmed Hussen spends time in Prince Rupert to explore range of issues

City of Prince Rupert staff members and Councillor Skelton Morven
had opportunity to meet with Federal Housing Minister
Ahmed Hussen this week during a a short visit by the Minister to the North Coast

Local industry and civic officials had a chance to show Federal Liberal Minister Ahmed Hussen around Prince Rupert, with the Liberal Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion in the city for a whirlwind visit earlier this week.

The tour included stops with the Prince Rupert Port Authority where Mr. Hussen explored some of the activity on the Prince Rupert waterfront and some of the issues related to the growth ahead for Port and its partner facilities and the community.

The Minister also had opportunity to tour the Harbour and explore the recently completed Seal Cove Salt Marsh. 

Minister Hussen also had opportunity to meet with some representatives from Prince Rupert City Hall, including City manager Rob Buchan, other civic officials and Councillor Reid Skelton-Morven. 

According to the short synopsis of his meeting on Social media,  the focus was related to providing more people with affordable housing in the community. The Minister noting of the productive nature of the discussion with civic officials.

What progress may have been made towards solutions on housing in Prince Rupert wasn't part of the Ministers post visit commentary.

So far, there's been no relay of the talking points by the city on the visit through their range of information portals, with even Councillor Skelton-Morven letting the moment slip by un-noted through his social media stream.

More items of note on Port Development can be reviewed from our PRPA archive, while housing themes in Prince Rupert are explored through our archive page here.

Items of interest from the House of Commons and Federal political scene can be reviewed here.

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