CRRF visits Ottawa to discuss Rural Economic Development
Recently appointed Minister of Rural Economic Development, Bernadette Jordan, and the minister’s Parliamentary Secretary MP Marc Serré, along with their staff, have been busy consulting the public and rural development stakeholders across Canada. This consultation included a visit from a delegation of CRRF board members.
On Monday May 6, CRRF board members Sarah Minnes, Valencia Gaspard, Ryan Gibson and David Felker met with Mr. Serré to discuss opportunities for potential collaboration between CRRF and the Federal Government. The discussion focused on the activities and work being done by CRRF and its members and included the knowledge base that CRRF can share to help the Minister of Rural Economic Development achieve their mandate.
The meeting concluded with Mr. Serré’s request for recommendations from CRRF which could potentially be included in the Federal strategy for rural economic development.
CRRF was extremely grateful to have the opportunity to share their expertise and resources with Parliamentary Secretary Serré and look forward to the coming rural economic development strategy and associated programs. The anticipated launch of the strategy is June 2019.
David Felker, CRRF board member and Community Development Consultant for Projet Rural