SARM President Ray Orb joins municipal leaders from western Canada in Leduc, Alberta today to meet with federal politicians to explore solutions to the economic uncertainty facing many western communities.

The full-day summit convened by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Western Economic Solutions Taskforce (WEST) will be the opportunity to advance the priorities of western communities in the next federal budget. It will feature dialogue with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, federal ministers and opposition Members of Parliament.

WEST is exploring a full range of economic solutions—both to fuel recommendations to the federal government and to share among municipalities from coast to coast. The taskforce unites rural and urban municipal leaders from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Saskatchewan is a resource rich province. The agriculture and oil and gas industries drive our economy, and many of our rural municipalities are home to industries that feed the world and fuel the economy. As a champion of rural Saskatchewan, SARM is committed to ensuring the rural voice is at the table.

“We are pleased with the creation of WEST stemming from a SARM sponsored resolution to deal with the economic down-turn in Western Canada,” explained SARM President Ray Orb. “And we look forward to including our members in this conversation at our upcoming annual convention.”

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For more information please contact:

Ashley Leugner
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (306) 761-3931
aleugner@sarm.ca