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MP Candice Bergen Spends Busy Few Days Hosting Meetings

Candice Bergen News

January 19, 2017

Portage la Prairie, MB – Hon. Candice Bergen, Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, spent a jammed packed few days this week meeting with constituents, touring local businesses, and attending events in Portage la Prairie. 

"With such a large riding it’s important that I am available to my constituents outside of my office,” MP Bergen said. "That’s why I make sure I get out and regularly visit all the communities in Portage-Lisgar when the House is not sitting.”

Candice met with a number of constituents from the area including stopping in for a tour of Honeybee Health Foods. While at the store she discussed the consequences of the Liberals changes to regulations on natural health products, and the potentially disastrous effect that it could have on small businesses such as Honeybee’s.

MP Bergen also stopped by the CFRY Studio to meet with staff and personally congratulate them all on 60 years of being on the air. As well she met with Todd Cuddington, the new Superintendent/ Secretary Treasurer of the Portage la Prairie School Division.

Included in Candice’s meetings was getting together with "Daughters of the Vote” representative Delaney Peters, who was selected to represent Portage-Lisgar in Ottawa later this year at Equal Voice’s National Leadership Forum. The Forum promotes women’s participation in politics.

"One of the most rewarding parts of being a Member of Parliament is meeting with constituents and helping to address their concerns and hear their perspectives. I am committed to never being one of those politicians who loses touch with the very people they represent.”

Candice also had a number of additional meetings and attended the Chamber of Commerce Reception with local MLA, Minister Ian Wishart and Premier Brian Pallister.