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Pre-Budget Consultations Kick Off in Kenora

By Randy Thoms Jan 9, 2023 | 8:43 AM

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Kenora is the first stop in the provincial government’s pre-budget consultations.

A number of groups will make presentations to the province’s finance committee today at Seven Generations Education Institute.

Officials from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Resolute Forest Products, and Seven Generations Education Institute are among those to speak.

The mayors of Kenora and Dryden are also scheduled to speak.

The Kenora meeting is the stop in northwestern Ontario the committee will make.

Here is the full agenda (subject to change) for today’s session;

10:00 a.m.District of Kenora Unincorporated Areas Rate Payers Association (DoKURA) Bob Stewart, Member, Board of Directors

Kenora Seniors Coalition, Carolyn Hudson, President

Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch Sara Dias, Chief Executive Officer

11:00 a.m.Weyerhaeuser, Erik Holmstrom, Manager, Ontario Timberlands

Resolute FP Canada, Tom Ratz, Forestry Manager and Chief Forester Marshall Sedgwick, Logistics Superintendent

New Starts for Women Inc., Jennifer Chamberlin, Executive Director

1:00 p.m. Seven Generations Education Institute, Brent Tookenay, Chief Executive Officer

Kenora District Services Board, Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer

Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital, Sue LeBeau, Chief Executive Officer (outgoing), Angela Bishop, Chief Executive Officer (incoming), Meghan Gilbart, Chief Nursing Executive, Allison Church, Financial Services Manager Alex McAuley, Chief Financial Officer

2:00 p.m. Allyson Pele, Manager, Stace Gander, Director, Growth and Recover

City of Dryden, Mayor Jack Harrison, Roger Nesbitt, Chief Administrative Officer

3:00 p.m. Kenora Chiefs Advisory Inc., Jennifer Dreaver, Acting Executive Director, Jolen Opyc, Director, Finance
City of Kenora, Mayor Andrew Poirier, Kyle Attanasio, Chief Administrative Officer



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