Important session with Cumberland County Mayor

Important session with Cumberland County mayor

I am pleased to report I held a meeting in Amherst with Cumberland County Mayor Murray Scott. We discussed many important issues including the Isthmus of Chignecto and a potential national park.

Foremost is a tri-government funding agreement for dike construction along the Isthmus of Chignecto. Global warming and the resultant rising tides, must be contained. Such a project will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. I will continue to push the urgency and engage all levels of government to ensure this important project comes to fruition.

Mayor Scott and I also considered feasibility of a national park for the Bay of Fundy region, that would include the Joggins Fossil Centre which, in conjunction with the Mi’kmaq Centre in Debert, would create a regional economic development area.