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Advocacy and promoting region, Council’s focus this week in Edmonton

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 23, 2018) – Members of Council have been in Edmonton this week meeting with Provincial Ministers and advocating for the needs of the region. The meetings have been part of the fall Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) convention, which was held November 20 to 22. 

“We had the opportunity to meet with the Office of the Solicitor General, Service Alberta and Alberta Transportation to speak about several important issues, ranging from rural policing and rebuild support to infrastructure grants and roadway jurisdictional responsibilities,” said Mayor Don Scott. “As well, we used each meeting or discussion throughout the three days to advocate for issues that we believe will strengthen the region, including market access for our products and pipelines.”

Added Scott: “These face-to-face meetings are excellent opportunities to actively move issues forward and work for our residents, while also giving us the opportunity to share our region’s story and invite people to come and experience the incredible opportunities in Wood Buffalo.”

Mayor Scott was joined at RMA by Councillors Sheila Lalonde, Verna Murphy, and Jane Stroud, as well as Chief Administrative Officer Annette Antoniak. The RMA hosts conventions in the spring and fall, bringing together elected officials from across Alberta for municipal governance and operations workshops, addresses, and forums. 

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