For Immediate Release
St. Stephen, NB—It has been an exhilarating week in MP Karen Ludwig’s federal riding. With separate visits from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey, New Brunswick Southwest has been a hub of activity.
On Wednesday, bad weather cancelled a planned trip to Grand Manan for MP Ludwig and Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. The plan was quickly revised with a conference call to the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association during a meeting with the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association and Cooke Aquaculture, and a tour of their salmon processing plant, GMG Fish Services.
“Atlantic Canada’s fish farming industry is one of this region’s biggest economic drivers,” said Susan Farquharson, Executive Director of the Atlantic Fish Farmers Association. “My members and I had a productive discussion with MP Ludwig and PS Casey about how our region can continue to play a vital role in supplying the growing global demand for seafood, while creating even more jobs at home and strengthening our coastal communities.”
On Thursday, MP Ludwig joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for lunch at the Westfield Country Store & Restaurant in Grand Bay-Westfield.
“This has been quite a week for both my riding and me personally,” said Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest. “What a thrill it was to enjoy an hour of one-on-one time with the Prime Minister. We discussed important issues currently facing my constituents here in New Brunswick Southwest. It was a tremendous opportunity for me to share our challenges and discuss ideas for solutions.”
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