OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Vice-Chair of the HUMA Committee, was pleased to hear from Mayor Lynn Hall and City Manager of Social Planning Chris Bone regarding their work in Prince George to reduce poverty. At MP Zimmer’s invitation they were able to participate via video conference in the HUMA committee meeting and share their experience in dealing with poverty and, specifically, housing.
“The City of Prince George has taken the unique approach of looking for ways to eliminate poverty rather than simply sustaining it,” said Mr. Zimmer. “I appreciate the aggressive approach that they have taken regarding seniors housing and the success that they’ve had in that area.”
“Prince George has requested that they be selected to participate in the federal government’s Tackling Poverty Together Program and I fully support this as Prince George represents many communities who have struggled with getting out of poverty.”
The Human Resources Committee was also joined today by a group of about 40 students from Nunavut Sivuniksavut. These students were supporting Aluki Kotierk who presented to the committee on behalf of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
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