Mayor David Raven

Mayor positive after Trans-Canada lobbying visit to Toronto

Revelstoke mayor David Raven said his recent trip to a federal budget committee meeting in Toronto was well worth it.

Revelstoke mayor David Raven said his recent trip to a federal budget committee meeting in Toronto was well worth it.

Raven and Golden mayor Christina Benty travelled to the budget committee meeting to lobby for improvements to the Trans-Canada between Kamloops and the Alberta border.

They presented to a committee consisting of five Conservative and five opposition MPs.

“Our analysis at the end of the session was it was quite effective,” Raven told city council on Nov. 8. “[There were] some excellent comments coming back from members from both sides … All of them were quite complimentary in our presentation.”

He also noted the federal government paid for travel costs.

“My short-term analysis at the end of it was the trip was very worthwhile, we made our points and hopefully we’ll see some action coming out of it,” he said.

The committee meeting was originally scheduled for Ottawa but was then moved to Toronto.