Kenora MP Bob Nault has wrapped up his meetings at the National Liberal Rural Caucus this week. The caucus brings members of parliament from across the country together to discuss ways to improve the lives of residents living in rural Canada.

Nault says that MP’s all agreed that health-care, transportation, affordable housing, modernizing our technology infrastructure – including bringing high-speed internet to rural communities were some of the key priorities for the group.

“We have to make sure that rural Canada does not get left behind. We need to develop the kinds of policies and programs to benefit rural Canadians and Ontarians. There’s a lot of challenges that we are working on as a federal government.”

Nault noted that he produced and submitted a policy paper on natural gas rates in the region, and to create more opportunities to expand natural gas access in rural areas. He adds that he also touched on all-weather roads, sewer and water projects, roads, bridges and infrastructure deficits for municipalities.

The group of rural MP’s also talked about how to push for the creation of a ministry that only tackles rural issues.

“The Summer Rural Caucus is an excellent opportunity for Liberal rural MPs to gather with unified intentions: to listen, share and work towards a better tomorrow for all rural Canadians,” added Chair of the National Liberal Rural Caucus and Nickel Belt MP, Marc Serré.

The annual rural caucus took place in eastern Quebec.

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