My public meetings are meant to give people a chance to tell me their concerns directly – Hyer

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Bruce Hyer MPTHUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay–Superior North MP Bruce Hyer will be touring the riding in February holding public consultations in the lead-up to the upcoming 2012 federal budget.

“My public meetings are meant to give people a chance to tell me their concerns directly about how and where the government is spending their tax dollars.” said Hyer. “Should we be cutting back on Old Age Pensions? Spending money on F-35 fighter jets and megaprisons? Or should our priority be health care, small business, or retraining and EI? I want to hear constituent ideas and opinions – they will inform how I represent local concerns in Ottawa.”

Forums are open to the public:

Thunder Bay Budget & Economy Town Hall with Official Opposition Finance Critic Peter Julian, MP & John Rafferty, MP

Date: Friday February 10th Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince Arthur Hotel (Bertrand Room), 17 Cumberland St North.

Marathon Budget & Economy Town Hall
Date: Monday February 20th Time: 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Zero-100 Motor Inn (Conference Room), 37 Peninsula Road.

Nipigon Budget & Economy Town Hall
Date: Wednesday February 22nd Time: 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Nipigon Curling Club, Wadsworth Drive (next to arena).

Greenstone Budget & Economy Town Hall
Date: Thursday March 1st Time: 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 522 Main St, Geraldton.

Terrace Bay-Schreiber Budget & Economy Town Hall
Date: Friday March 2nd – Time: 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Terrace Bay Recreation Centre, 1 Selkirk Ave.

Light refreshments will be served. 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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