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Mayor wants local issues central in federal election

August 6, 2015 –

As the federal election gets underway Kingston's Mayor wants to see important local issues front and center to ensure key priorities requiring federal partnership can be achieved.

"Kingston city council recently approved a set of strategic priorities for the next four years, several of which involve partnership and collaboration with the federal government," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "As the parties look to unveil their platforms in the coming weeks, I look forward to dialogue that focuses on the issues as they relate to our community. Topping our list is affordable housing, the future of federal divestitures like the Marine Museum and Kingston Penitentiary, as well as funding for infrastructure projects like our airport expansion and the third crossing."

The election period officially began on Sunday, Aug. 2 and will run until Election Day, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19.

"I will be reaching out to all local candidates over the coming weeks to share Kingston's priorities," says Mayor Paterson. "This is one way I hope to build relationships to ensure our community goals can be achieved through collaboration with our next MP and whichever party forms government following the election."

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Media contact: For more information contact Christina Thomson, Assistant to the Mayor, 623-546-4291 ext. 1405

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