LETHBRIDGE - The Mayor and five Councillors are heading to Vancouver for the Federation of
Canadian Municipalities conference.
It's an opportunity to hear from people like NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal
Leader Justin Trudeau, and various Conservative cabinet ministers. As well,
participants can take part in a number of study courses and tours.
Mayor Rajko Dodic feels a big benefit is the ability to network with elected
officials from across Canada. He says "even though it's focused mainly on
federal issues, undoubtedly we will be talking about local issues with respect
to our counterparts from other cities. For example, I might be talking to a
Councillor from Toronto and asking questions about how they're dealing with, for
example, their recycling program or I might be talking to someone from Winnipeg
and seeing how they deal with pest control, things of that nature."
Joining Dodic on the trip is Councillors Jeff Carlson, Faron Ellis, Liz
Iwaskiw, Bridget Mearns and Ryan Parker.
The conference runs through the weekend and wraps up on Monday afternoon.
You can take a look at the conference program here. http://www.fcm.ca/home/events/2013-annual-conference-and-trade-show/program.htm