Community resilience on display as Caucus district tour continues: LantzCHARLOTTETOWN – The first phase of the Progressive Conservative Caucus wrapped up yesterday and has been a great success so far, says Progressive Conservative Leader Rob Lantz.
“Our Caucus has been out in communities meeting and listening to Islanders, hearing about challenges and many positive ideas for the future. Islanders have a strong sense of community and that resilience has been on display despite poor economic job growth and weathering impacts from provincial budget cuts,” says Lantz.
Lantz and members of the Opposition Caucus toured Southern Kings and Eastern Queens to Eastern Kings, meeting with small businesses and community groups.
“True community development comes from the ground up and we saw examples of that where local strengths are being identified and plans are being developed to build on those strengths and adapt to challenges like climate change in coastal communities,” says Belfast-Murray River MLA Darlene Compton.
Lantz and the Opposition Caucus also learned about community efforts to supplement government programming in areas like mental health and addictions.
“Often there are gaps between the needs of a community and public services offered so it was great to have discussions with non-profits that are working hard to bridge those gaps, especially in the delivery of health and social services,” said Stratford-Kinlock MLA James Aylward.
Based on the positive feedback and interest expressed from small businesses, communities and non-profit groups Lantz advised that the Opposition Caucus district tour will continue to other regions of the province over the coming weeks in advance of the fall sitting of the Legisltaure.
Photo Cutline: PC Leader Rob Lantz and members of the Opposition Caucus following a tour of Rossignol Winery in Little Sands. (L-R): Morell-Mermaid MLA Sidney MacEwen; Progressive Conservative Party Leader Rob Lantz; Stratford-Kinlock MLA James Aylward; Belfast-Murray River MLA Darlene Compton; Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers; Borden-Kinkora MLA Jamie Fox; Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie; and Georgetown-St. Peters MLA Steven Myers.