By Cecilia Nasmith
Northumberland County Warden John Logel updated fellow county councillors at the May meeting on news from the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network.
Their latest meeting April 18 in County Frontenac was their annual gathering with member ridings' MPs, Logel said.
It was the occasion for advocacy efforts on behalf of the group's priority projects – affordable housing, energy efficiency, infrastructure investment and, most importantly improvement and expansion of mobile and broadband networks in Eastern Ontario.
It was also an occasion to acknowledge the important partnership these municipalities have with the Federal government in advancing these initiatives. Support has already been announced to some degree in the 2019 budget that was recently announced.
The May 24 meeting will take place in Prince Edward County, Logel said, and this one will see an invitation extended to member ridings MPPs.
“I look forward to providing an update after that meeting,” Logel said.