Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UPDATE: Meeting with Transport Minister Chuck Strahl in Halifax

Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

At about six pm New Brunswick time this evening we received a call from Adam Blenick, Senior Policy Advisor to Transport Minister Chuck Strahl, inviting us to a meeting with the Minister in Halifax next week.

While we are pleased that we will have the opportunity to meet with the Minister, we are still waiting for confirmation that we will be allowed to attend the September 30 session of the Council of Ministers of Transportation meeting which will deal with the 15-passenger van safety review.

It is important to us that we are part of the process and we do not want to be left out of this important meeting. We have been preparing for this meeting for more than two months and we expect to be included in the proceedings. As we have said more than once in the last few months, it was the death of our children and our lobbying which led to the 15-passenger van safety review and it is only appropriate that we be extended the courtesy of observer status at the September 30 session dealing with the safety review.