There was local representation at a national conference held in Ottawa at the start of the month, as people gathered for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference. One of the main points through the panel discussions revolved around the inclusion of smaller municipalities, and some of the unique challenges faced.
Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher attended the conference and says it was refreshing to hear about the inclusion of rural communities. It is important for communities like Antigonish to be involved in these meetings:
Boucher says attending conferences such as this is important for council, as it allows for networking between communities, and it is a responsibility of councils to take part in sessions such as this.