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Submitted by: Mandy Montgomery, MNO Employment Developer
Minister Zimmer meets with the MNO Northwest Métis
Council (NMC), MNO staff and citizens in Dryden. (L-R)
Pat Livingston, MNO NMC Women’s Representative;
Danielle DeLaronde, MNO staff; Janet Hipfner; MNO staff,
Mandy Montgomery; MNO staff, Tori Finlay; MNO staff, the
Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations
and Reconciliation; Al Roussin, Senator; Sophie Kiwala;
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous
Relations and Reconciliation; Jim Doherty; MNO NMC
Councillor, Allen Mireault, MNO NMC Councillor; and, Julia
Mitchell; MNO NMC Councillor. Click here to view a larger
On August 18, 2016, the Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, met with the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Northwest Métis Council, MNO staff and citizens in Dryden for a meet and greet. Also in attendance was Sophie Kiwala, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.
During the meeting, MNO citizens spoke with Minister Zimmer about priorities and key issues that people in northern Ontario are currently facing. A few of the topics mentioned include: high hydro and fuel costs; concerns with eliminating wood heat and wood stoves; healthcare; issues with travel and transportation; highway maintenance; affordable housing; and, implementing dual highways.
Minister Zimmer was very receptive and provided valuable insight to the provincial and federal government’s involvement and concern for the issues in our northern communities.
Published on: August 25, 2016See ALL news articles