MEDIA RELEASE: 9 January 2019 – R00004
On Jan. 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make Brock University one of the stops on his upcoming tour of town hall talks.
As he has done in each of the past two years, the Prime Minister is travelling across the country to meet with Canadians and hear directly from communities about what they have to say about building a strong future. He is set to kick off the tour Wednesday in Kamloops, B.C.
The town hall tour will come to St. Catharines at Brock University’s Ian Beddis Gymnasium Tuesday, Jan. 15 starting at 7 p.m.
“It is truly an honour to welcome the Prime Minister back to the Niagara region,” said Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey. “This town hall is a terrific opportunity for the residents of Niagara Centre and throughout the region to be a part of the democratic process and make their voices heard. Please join us.”
The event is open to everyone including Brock students, faculty and staff, as well as the wider Niagara community.
“This town hall tour has been taking place for the past few years across Canada. I am excited that this year Niagara residents will have their opportunity to pose questions directly to Prime Minister Trudeau,” said St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle.
Brock President Gervan Fearon said it is “tremendous news” that Niagara region has been selected as a site for the Prime Minister’s meetings and encouraged residents to attend and be part of the dialogue.
“Supporting the Niagara community is one of Brock’s top priorities and we’re honoured to have the opportunity to host a dialogue with the Prime Minister,” said Fearon. “We’re excited that he chose Niagara for one of these important town hall events.”
Doors open at 5 p.m. and those wishing to attend should expect to enter a queue in front of the Ian Beddis Gymnasium early to secure a seat.
Parking on campus will be limited, so carpooling or taking public transit is encouraged. There will be a mandatory coat check on site as large bags and coats will not be permitted.
Media parking will be in Lot P. Requests for media credentials should be made through Media@pmo-cpm.gc.ca
For more information, including parking maps, visit the Brock University website.
* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970
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