Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks pays a visit to Huron-Bruce

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson recently had a full day of meetings with local politicians and stakeholders while she welcomed The Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks to the riding.
Jill Roote, County of Bruce; Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks; Mitch Twolan, Bruce County Warden; Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce; Kara Van Myall, County of Bruce
“I believe it’s important for us to meet with as many officials, groups, and organizations as possible while we are fortunate to have the minister here today,” Thompson said. She added, “I have always worked hard to ensure we that our rural perspective is heard and understood.”
The day began at Bruce County where Thompson and Phillips met with county council and senior staff.
Following that, they had a tour of the Walkerton Clean Water Center and had a working lunch round-table discussion with WCWC managers.
Hon. Rod Phillips; Dr. Souleymane Ndiongue, Manager, Research and Technology, Walkerton Clean Water Centre; Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce; Carl Kuhnke, CEO, Walkerton Clean Water Centre.
In the afternoon, they toured the plant at Larsen and Shaw in Walkerton and listened to their plans for the future.
Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce; Steve Caslick, VP of Operations: Hon. Rod Phillips; Mary Jane Bushell, President & CEO, Laresen & Shaw
The visitors welcomed the opportunity to tour Larsen and Shaw in Walkertion – a family owned business and a leading manufacturer of top quality hinges and architectural products.
Thompson and Phillips then met with representatives and staff from Saugeen Valley, Ausable Bayfield, and Maitland Valley Conservation, and Grey Sauble Authorities. They then wrapped up their day in Belmore as they met with officials from the municipality of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanash to discuss local issues.

Left to right: Hon. Rod Phillips; Glen McNeil, Reeve of the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh; Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce
“It was a very busy day,” Thompson said, “But it was a productive day as well and Minister Phillips has learned first-hand just how Huron-Bruce communities and organizations lead by example when it comes to stewardship, innovation and ensuring good jobs can be realized close to home.”
“I want to thank Lisa for the invitation, and for allowing me the opportunity to join with her to highlight our Government’s various important environmental initiatives right here in Huron-Bruce,” Phillips said. “Our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan will continue to protect our air, land and water, address litter and reduce waste, do our share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help communities prepare for climate change. Most importantly, we will do this without imposing a regressive, job-killing carbon tax on the people of our province.”