New council to help Island rural development

Islanders in rural PEI will benefit from a new council that will help ensure government decisions support various aspects of rural Prince Edward Island, such as people, communities, wellness and the environment.

The 12 member Rural Communities Council will review government strategies, policies and decisions through a rural lens to help identify any potential impacts to rural PEI. 

“I very pleased our government is following through on our commitment to engage with rural Islanders and improve their social and economic conditions across the province. The newly formed Rural Communities Council will unite the four previous regional economic advisory councils and build on their great work.”

- Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox

The new council will begin its duties in early fall 2020 and will start by examining the recommendations developed by the former Regional Economic Advisory Councils.

“The Department of Fisheries and Communities worked collaboratively with other government departments to form this council and to ensure that its membership is gender-equal and includes representation from the Indigenous Community,” said the Minister of Fisheries and Communities. “I know the council will work well together with communities, industry, and interest groups to support and promote the growth of rural Prince Edward Island.” 

For more information, visit: Rural Communities Council.

Media contact:    
Kip Ready
Department of Fisheries and Communities

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