The Town Hall meeting will be hosted by Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), Fin Donnelly, MP (New Westminster-Coquitlam-Port Moody), Judy Darcy, MLA-elect (New Westminster) and the City of New Westminster.
Representatives from Metro Vancouver, Fraser Health, the environmental community and Fraser Surrey Docks have been invited to participate. The Town Hall meeting will also be web broadcast live on New West TV. Viewers may access the web feed at www.newwest.tv and clicking on the COAL icon.
â€œThis is an important issue for New Westminster, particularly for neighbourhoods like Westminster Quay and Queensborough. Iâ€™m glad that representatives from all three levels of government are coming together to hold this important consultation,â€� said Julian.
â€œPeople in the community have concerns about the proposed coal facility,â€� said Donnelly. â€œI believe itâ€™s important to provide a forum where these concerns can be properly addressed.â€�
â€œThe lack of public consultation to date has been very disappointing,â€� added Darcy. â€œPeople of New Westminster have serious questions about this project that must be addressed.â€�
â€œClearly this issue concerns many local residents and itâ€™s one weâ€™ve been working on for some time,â€� said New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright. â€œBy partnering with New Westminsterâ€™s MLA-elect and MPs to host this Town Hall meeting, we are providing citizens an opportunity to voice their concerns.â€�
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