Vance Badawey, M.P. Niagara: 905-788-2204
Niagara Centre Ottawa: 613-995-0988
Release: Immediate 6 June 2017
Prime Minister’s visit to Niagara
Niagara, ON – Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, was pleased to have Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visit the Niagara Region on World Environmental Day.
“This visit by the Prime Minister exhibits his interest in Niagara and our overall economic, environmental, and social performance, as well as, how we, together, can contribute to the nation’s overall performance as a global leader,” stated Badawey.
Beginning his visit by participating on the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” show, Trudeau was quick to point out the geographic advantages of Niagara. Given the close proximity to the American border, Niagara is traditionally well situated when it comes to attracting tourism, however, thanks to federal investments in innovation and technology, Niagara is well placed to enhance and diversify its manufacturing capacity. The Prime Minister also recognizes the strength of Niagara as it relates to transportation infrastructure. The existence of well-developed road, rail, and water infrastructure offers the region an invaluable opportunity to become a distribution and logistics hub for Ontario, and Canada.
Following the taping, the Prime Minister travelled to Niagara-on-the-Lake to highlight World Environmental Day. This year’s theme, “Connecting People to Nature,” encourages all Canadians to explore and reconnect with the world around them. Trudeau reaffirmed the government’s commitment to safeguarding the environment for generations to come, establishing Canada as a world leader in the fight to combat climate change.
“There is an inextricable link between Canada and the United States, with the economies of both closely tied together. Niagara, functioning as a natural trade corridor, is well positioned to grow in a wide range of sectors. Building off of established industries, including a robust workforce, the future of Niagara is bright, dynamic, and exciting!”
“I am pleased to be a part of a government that is strongly committed to protecting Canada’s natural resources, while remaining focused on job growth through the abundant potential for green-job creation. Environmental protection is the new norm and all decisions must be viewed through this lens. However, fighting climate change is a responsibility for all Canadians, and it is through engaging and empowering Canadians of all ages, as well as through connecting with business and industry, that we can face and overcome our world’s environmental challenges, while continuing to be a leader globally.”
Member of Parliament, Niagara Centre
Contact: If you have any further questions, please contact Sarah Cozzi in the office of Vance Badawey, at Vance.Badawey.A1@parl.gc.ca or by phone 613-995-0988.