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Rural Canada Matters Campaign calls on the federal government to consult with municipalities

February 17, 2017

AUMA is pleased to profile and support the Town of Vegreville’s Rural Canada Matters campaign which promotes the significance of rural municipalities and calls on the federal government to ensure they are consulted in decisions that affect them.

The campaign is in response to the federal government’s decision to close a large immigration processing centre in Vegreville.  As the largest employer in the community, the closure results in the relocation of 280 job.  The town council is concerned that the decision was made without any consultation with the Town and, in the absence of an economic impact assessment, was made with no understanding of the impact to local residents.

If you want to show your support for the Rural Canada Matters campaign, your municipality can send a letter to the responsible federal Minister (click here for a template letter) or tweet about the campaign using the hashtag #ruralcanadamatters.

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