NDP MPs tour Interior riding

B.C. Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko will be touring his riding this week with Malcolm Allen, the NDP’s agriculture critic.

  • Mar. 1, 2012 8:00 a.m.

B.C. Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko will be touring his riding this week with Malcolm Allen, the NDP’s agriculture critic.

Today, Atamanenko and Allen will attend the B.C. Fruit Growers Association symposium in Kelowna. Then on Friday, the tour will take the duo to a meeting with producers in Cawston, Rock Creek and Grand Forks.

“I am extremely pleased that Malcolm is able to join me in our riding for a few days. This will give him a chance to hear firsthand about some of the issues our local producers are concerned about,” said Atamanenko in a press release.

Allen added that his role makes it important to visit all corners of the country.

“As federal Ag critic it is important for me to see what our producers are saying right across the country,” said Allen in the release.

“I would like to thank Alex for giving me this opportunity.”

The NDP MPs will meet with representatives of the local food movement in Nelson and Kaslo on Saturday.