Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continued his tour of the Northwest on Wednesday with a trip to Terrace.
Singh has been travelling across northwestern BC and meeting with locals and local leaders alongside MP Nathan Cullen over the past few days.
Following a day in Smithers, Singh visited Terrace today, where he offered up remarks on what he has learned during his trip so far.
Greyhound cancelations and public transportation.
Moments prior to meeting with media in Terrace, Singh sent out a statement urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government to do something to preserve Greyhound’s routes in the west.
The tour has brought Singh further perspective on the distance between communities in the region and the necessity of public transportation, especially when it comes to the safety of Indigenous women.
Connectivity and internet
One of the major concerns that Singh continues to hear from local residents is the lack of reliable high-speed internet connectivity.
He later commented on his surprise with just how sparse the availability of services was, especially between communities.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Prince Rupert last month to announce a collaboration with First Nations on the protection of BC’s coasts.
When asked about whether or not this was enough to address BC and Premier John Horgan’s concerns over environmental protection, Singh said simply that it was not.
Singh also raised his cocerns over some First Nations bands not being involved or consulted in the collaboration.
Singh’s tour will continue in Prince Rupert tomorrow.