THUNDER BAY – “Jobs and economic growth continue to be created by Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” announced MP Greg Rickford. Rickford was in Thunder Bay touring the construction site to celebrate the significant progress made on the Prince Arthur’s Landing project at the Waterfront. “Our government’s top priority is the economy, which is why we are continuing to implement Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” said Mr. Rickford. “These upgrades to Prince Arthur’s Landing have created local jobs and economic growth, and will improve the lives residents in the area so that Canadian families continue to prosper for years to come.”
“Prince Arthur’s Landing will expand public park areas and recreation activities while reconnecting the downtown to its waterfront through the creation of a spectacular mixed-use village,” states Rickford. “In addition, an Arts Centre, Mariner’s Hall, Water Garden Pavilion, Children’s Pavilion, Skating Rink, Splash Pad, Skate Board Park, Restaurants and Cafes will be combined with a new Hotel, Residences and Marina”.
Rickford was also at Lakehead University earlier in the day for an announcement on a research project on the North.
Through the day, the Kenora MP was also spending time with both local Conservative candidates, Maureen Comuzzi-Stehman who is running in Thunder Bay Rainy River, and Richard Harvey who is the candidate in Thunder Bay Superior North.
Both Conservative candidates have been reaching out to voters. Harvey has been door-knocking both in Thunder Bay, and in the surrounding communities. Comuzzi-Stehman got off to a slower start, but has been picking up steam in recent weeks.
Yves Fricot, the Liberal candidate in TBSN has been out doorknocking for several months now, and is pleased with the response he has been receiving. In Thunder Bay Rainy River, the Liberal candidate is Ken Boshcoff, who was just elected to City Council.
All the candidates, in the yet undeclared election will face off against incumbent Bruce Hyer the NDP MP in TBSN and John Rafferty, the NDP MP in TBRR.