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2016 Ottawa Delegation Review

Apr 18, 2016

On April 10, the Corporation of Delta sent a delegation to Ottawa to meet with federal ministers to discuss key issues and advance Delta’s interests. The delegation, headed by Mayor Lois E. Jackson, included George V. Harvie, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Constable Neil Dubord, and Dona Packer, Executive Assistant to the Mayor. Delta-North MLA Scott Hamilton also attended the meetings as a representative of the Provincial government. 

Over the course of three days, the delegation met with the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, MP Delta, MP Bill Blair, and several senior bureaucrats and policy staff, including Brittney Kerr and Justin To from the Office of the Prime Minister, among others. Over nine meetings, the delegation presented information and discussed many topics including:

  • George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project
  • Sunbury Interchange
  • Medical Marihuana Facilities and Dispensaries
  • Downloading of DNA Analysis Costs to Local Government
  • New Building Canada Fund
  • Additions to Reserve Policy
  • Delta’s Agricultural Land Under Pressure from Port Development
  • Industrial Land Development
  • A Sustainable Dredging Program for the Lower Fraser River Secondary Channels 

The delegation would like to extend thanks to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, MP Delta, for providing Delta the opportunity to discuss the issues important to Delta residents with our federal leaders. 

The meetings between Delta staff and senior federal officials consistently prove to be invaluable. Through federal funding opportunities, this collaboration has been crucial to Delta’s capital projects. From 2009 - 2016, we’ve  completed 16 large capital projects with a construction value of $80 million at a cost to the municipal tax-payer of less than $0.39 on the dollar. The majority of this infrastructure investment money has benefited businesses in the Metro Vancouver area, creating and maintaining jobs in our local communities. 

For more information on this news release, contact the Office of the Mayor at 604-946-3210 or email mayor@delta.ca.