Northerners meeting federal ministers to talk education, infrastructure
- EFN Staff | May 06, 2015
Northern political and business leaders have overtaken Parliament Hill this week to meet with federal officials and Minsters to showcase success of their agreements with Cameco and to leverage more opportunities for their communities.
On the trip are Chief Ricky Robillard of Black Lake Denesuline First Nation; Pinehouse Mayor Mike Natomagan; PAGC Vice Chief Joe Tsannie Jr.; Gary Merasty, President and COO Des Nehde Developments; Anne Robillard, Chair Athabasca Basin Development; English River First Nation Chief Marie Black; Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation Chief Bart Tsannie; Fond Du Lac Denesuline First Nation Chief Earl Lidguerre; Victor Fern, former Fond Du Lac Chief; and Geoff Gay, CEO Athabasca Basin Development. Cameco officials include CEO Tim Gitzel, Jeff Hryhoriw, Director of Government Relations and Sean Willy, Director of Corporate Relations.
The leaders have two days of meetings with people that make decisions on the Hill. The two pressing issues of choice are education and training and infrastructure. The group has unprecedented access to Ministers and Deputy Ministers as well as Members of Parliament from all three parties.
Meetings started on Tuesday and culminate in a reception at the Chateau Laurier Wednesday evening. Stay tuned for photos and stories later this week.
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