LOWER SACKVILLE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will begin his national tour across the country in Lower Sackville on Jan. 9.

MP Darrell Samson, the representative for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook (which covers the Fall River and Beaver Bank areas), made the announcement in a press release on Jan. 5. The event will take place at Sackville High School, and people should go to Samson’s website to RSVP for the town hall with Trudeau. Seating is limited so it’s first come first served.

The release says that since the Liberal government was elected, Canadians have worked hard to create almost 700,000 jobs, and now Canada has its lowest unemployment rate in over 40 years.

Samson said that Trudeau will be at Sackville High School to hear directly from Canadians about how they plan to continue working together to create growth that works for everyone, prepare for the jobs of the future, and build a stronger more resilient middle class.

MP Samson is also looking forward to sharing some highlights from their communities from the past year, such as:

– Newly announced Pension for Life options for the 20% of Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook residents who have honourably served Canada

– Funding for initiatives by seniors through the New Horizons for Seniors Program

– The Canada Child Benefit, which supports over 17,500 children in Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook.

This is the first stop of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national tour, where he will host town halls from coast to coast to coast, connecting directly with Canadians in communities across the country.

“This is a historic occasion where our community has the opportunity to ask questions directly to the Prime Minister,” said Samson.

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