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Trudeau Coming to Kelowna

Posted on August 8, 2017

Justin Trudeau and the entire Liberal national caucus will hold three meetings in the city September 5-7.

Last year, Fuhr hosted the B.C. caucus in Kelowna and stated at the time he would do his best to arrange a visit by the PM.

Trudeau did visit the area once before as prime minister. He spent a few vacation days with his family at Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna. This will be his first working visit to the city.

Fuhr said he is “greatly looking forward to welcoming the prime minister, cabinet and the entire national Liberal caucus to the Okanagan this summer. It will be an excellent opportunity for my colleagues from across the country to engage with our community.”

Caucus chair Francis Scarpaleggia said Kelowna is an ideal location.

“The Okanagan has done a great job of diversifying its economy to include tourism, technology, agriculture, aerospace and academia. Our caucus is looking forward to learning more about the region’s success in these areas by speaking with local community members,” he said.

“This will also be an opportunity to show our support for residents and first responders in the British Columbia Interior who have been battling ongoing devastating wildfires.”

The caucus will discuss the government’s economic agenda in advance of the fall sitting of Parliament.