Fish­eries min­is­ter in P.E.I. to­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

Canada’s new Fish­eries Min­is­ter Hunter Tootoo is mak­ing his first visit to Prince Ed­ward Is­land to­day. Tootoo and his par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary, Serge Cormier, plan to meet with Premier Wade MacLauch­lan and then give a me­dia briefing this morn­ing. Tootoo will also have meet­ings with in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives, such as the P.E.I. Fish­er­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion. P.E.I. en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists are call­ing for some facetime with the min­is­ter, as well. The Coun­cil of Cana­di­ans is a mem­ber of the Save Our Seas and Shores P.E.I., which is a coali­tion of or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als against oil drilling in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Leo Brod­er­ick with the Coun­cil of Cana­di­ans says, “It is dis­ap­point­ing that Min­is­ter Hunter Tootoo has not in­cluded con­sul­ta­tion with en­vi­ron­men­tal groups like the SOSS in his first of­fi­cial visit to P.E.I.” The Guardian will cover the me­dia briefing this morn­ing and have more on Tootoo’s visit on­line later to­day and in Fri­day’s print and e-edi­tions.

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