Lyn Hall Heads to Ottawa to Meet with Federal Officials
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall is headed east.
According to the city, he will be in Ottawa Monday and Tuesday “pursuing priorities for the City of Prince George.”
It will include meetings with many of his federal counterparts including Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Kent Hehr.
There’s no official word on the reason for that meeting though the closure of the Veterans Affairs office in Prince George has been a contentious issue and the Liberals promised to reopen it during last fall’s election campaign.
Hall also has meetings set up with representatives from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities; the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development; the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; and the Forest Products Association of Canada.
He will also be representing Prince George at the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance awards (CSTA) banquet as the 2015 Canada Winter Games is up for two national awards (event of the year and sustainable event of the year. Games Host Society Chair Anthony Everett is also a finalist for Volunteer of the Year).
“Over the last while, a number of conversations at Council have identified the importance of other levels of government to advancing priorities for Prince George. These include transportation infrastructure, RCMP service, and the performing arts centre,” says Hall.
“Being invited to attend the CSTA awards in Ottawa provided a perfect opportunity to arrange meetings with government officials and other organizations that are important for advancing the city’s interests.”
City manager Kathleen Soltis and director of external relations Rob van Adrichem will be joining Mayor Hall on the trip.