Mattie calls for local “Let’s talk roads” meeting to be rescheduled

March 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Delorey should keep his word to the people of Antigonish County

Antigonish, NS – Progressive Conservative candidate for Antigonish, Ray Mattie, says Liberal MLA Randy Delorey must keep his commitment to hold the “Let’s talk roads” meeting to discuss the road conditions in Antigonish County.

Mattie says that after a February cancellation, there’s growing frustration in the community.

“We were told we would have a meeting to discuss the roads in our area. The meeting hasn’t been rescheduled yet, so it must not be a priority for Randy Delorey,” says Mattie. “If it is, he’s certainly not behaving like it is.”

“We were told we would have a meeting to discuss the roads in our area. The meeting hasn’t been rescheduled yet, so it must not be a priority for Randy Delorey,” says Mattie. “If it is, he’s certainly not behaving like it is.”

Mattie is concerned because it’s been over a month since the original meeting was to take place. The February 9 meeting was cancelled due to a snowstorm. Mattie isn’t the first to raise concern over the delay. District 7 Councillor John Dunbar wrote a letter to the minister, asking him to reschedule the meeting.

“Public meetings with government officials are so important,” says Mattie. “They provide residents an opportunity to be involved and give their opinion on issues that directly affect them. Especially in this case, our roads and unpaved roads are not safe. It would be shameful if the MLA didn’t follow through with his agreement to meet.”

Mattie adds the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Randy Delorey agreed to the meeting and if he can no longer follow through, he should tell the community.

The public meeting had a few items on the agenda such as road maintenance, the new call centre and the 5-Year Highway Improvement plan.