Hyer To Host Public Meetings


THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay–Superior North MP Bruce Hyer is once again holding public meetings in communities across the region. The MP intends to focus his fall consultations on affordability issues, which he says is having more and more of an impact on his constituents.

“The government may say we’re on our way to a recovery, but many of us here in the Northwest have yet to see real economic improvement.” said Hyer. “People are told that if they find a job and work hard, they can get ahead. But many are still out of work, and even those who that have been lucky enough to keep their jobs have only seen things get worse. People work hard for many years but their cost of living is going up faster than incomes, and household debt is at record levels. Now many are hearing their pensions might not be there for them. People are getting squeezed.”

“There’s a widening affordability gap that will really hit home this season.” affirmed Hyer. “This winter, family home heating bills will jump. The money they’re forced to pay for gasoline, for snow removal, for transportation, and countless other costs will be going up too. So I want to hear from constituents about the cost of living issues they face every day, just to make ends meet. And I intend to make their concerns known in Ottawa.”

Greenstone Cost of Living Town Hall

6:30pm Tuesday, October 12

Longlac Curling Club – 100 Picnic Point Road, Longlac

Thunder Bay Cost of Living Town Hall

6:30pm Wednesday, October 13

Oliver Road Recreation Centre – 563 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay

Terrace Bay Cost of Living Town Hall

5:00pm Monday, November 8

Community Centre (Conference Room) – 1 Selkirk Ave, Terrace Bay

Marathon Cost of Living Town Hall

7:00pm Tuesday, November 9

Royal Canadian Legion – 37 Howe Street, Marathon

Nipigon Cost of Living Town Hall

6:00pm Wednesday, November 10

Community Centre – 138 Wadsworth Ave, Nipigon

Constituency staff will be on hand to help local residents with Employment Insurance, pensions, student loans, immigration, or other federal issues. Mr. Hyer encourages those who can to bring a non-perishable food donation in support of a local agency devoted to helping those in need.

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