AMM Leaders Debate
At last night’s Flin Flon City Council meeting Councilors Karen MacKinnon and Leslie Beck reported on their attendance at the recent convention for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities in Brandon.
Councilor MacKinnon reported there were representatives from all northern communities there and it was good to hear them raise their concerns. She said they had a good chance to discuss issues with cabinet members and to learn more about the provincial party leaders during their debate at the convention.
Councilor Beck reported on a meeting she attended with Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell. She says they discussed the need for a base tax in Manitoba, the difficulty in getting businesses to come here and invest in such things as senior’s housing, they discussed being at the table if there are any plans for growth in the north as well as the need for assisted living in Flin Flon. She says the Minister seemed quite interested in the issues raised and he and his staff will be looking into the issues.