Regina Mayor Sandra Masters made a stop at Parliament Hill earlier this week and ended up meeting with MPs and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“We had discussions about the infrastructure programs that the Federal Government is currently funding, but also initiatives that we are working on here on reconciliation, supportive housing, and just a few other options around the different levels of Governments working together,” she explained.
“We spoke about our shared priorities – growing our economy, supporting Canadian innovation, making our communities safer, creating more affordable housing – and how we can work together to make progress on them,” Trudeau said via Twitter.
Masters said he didn’t initially plan on meeting with Trudeau in the nation’s capital, but 30 minutes became available for the two to meet.
We knew we were going to Ottawa, so we reached out to Ministers who may be available to have a meeting, knowing it is important to build those relationships. Due to COVID, we actually haven’t been able to have any in-person meetings.”
The Mayor was originally in Ottawa after council members and the Downtown and Warehouse Business Improvement District had been looking for opportunities to learn from other cities.
“To learn from other cities in terms of everything from heritage to residential development in their downtown, the activation of their downtown and warehouse districts, and library visits and other kinds of infrastructure projects that cities have done.”