Mayor Makes First Official Trip to Ottawa

Mayor Philip Brown to Make His First Official Trip to Ottawa
Posted on 01/31/2020
Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown will make his first official trip to the Nation’s Capital from February 3-5. The purpose of the trip is to bring Charlottetown interests forward to key representatives in the federal government. Mayor Brown will be advocating on four main topics during his visit: affordable and accessible housing, infrastructure priorities, establishing fairer EI policies for Prince Edward Island, and the Birthplace of Confederation initiative.

“Having face-to-face conversations with members of the federal cabinet, their staff, and other important players in the federal government will always be the best tool for municipal leaders to advocate on the priorities of their residents,” said Mayor Brown. “I look forward to a busy three days of important discussions on how we can make the City of Charlottetown – Birthplace of Confederation – an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

After Mayor Brown’s visit to Ottawa, he will be traveling to Quebec City to meet with Deputy Mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle, and participate in official Quebec Carnival celebrations. In 2014, the two historic cities formed a partnership for the 1864 anniversary celebrations and have worked closely on shared cultural events and other initiatives ever since because of the unique role that each played in the creation of the county through the Charlottetown and Québec conferences.

During his travels, Mayor Brown will be meeting with:

• The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Communities and Infrastructure;
• The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development;
• The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage;
• The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veteran’s Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense;
• Senators Diane Griffin, Percy Downe, Mike Duffy, and Brian Francis;
• Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown;
• The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque and Chair of the Federal Finance Committee;
• Jill Pilgrim, Atlantic Advisor to the Minister of Employment, Workforce, and Disability Inclusion;
• Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa; and,
• Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.