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Lighthouse study takes senators to Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia

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Posted on 29 October 2010

OTTAWA (October 29, 2010) - Members of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans will visit Newfoundland and Labrador the week of November 1 – November 5, 2010 as part of the committee’s ongoing study on Canadian lighthouses. During fact-finding activities, senators intend to meet with regional representatives and local residents whose lives and livelihoods are impacted by lighthouse operations from marine safety, heritage preservation and tourism perspectives.

Senators will visit British Columbia the week of November 15, 2010. More detailed information will be available shortly.

Monday, November 1, 2010 - Gander and Twillingate region

Lighthouses to be visited include: Long Point, Puffin Island and Cabot Island

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – Marystown region

Lighthouses to be visited include: Green Island, Tides Cove Point, Allan Island

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – Avalon Peninsula

Lighthouses to be visited include: Cape St. Mary’s, Cape Pine, Cape Race 

Thursday, November 4, 2010 – St. John’s area

MEDIA AVAILABILITY – Photo Opportunity

10 A.M. Cape Spear Lighthouse

Lighthouses to be visited include: Fort Amherst, Cape Spear

Friday, November 5, 2010

MEDIA AVAILABILITY – Interviews 9 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
115 Cavendish Square
White Rose Room, 5th Floor

All activities listed above are for informational purposes and are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Participating Senators:

Senator Bill Rompkey, chair of the committee (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Senator Dennis Patterson, deputy chair of the committee (Nunavut)
Senator Elizabeth Hubley (Prince Edward Island)
Senator Lowell Murray (Ontario)
Senator Rose-May Poirier (New Brunswick)

To learn more about the committee’s work, visit the committee website:
http://senate-senat.ca/fopo-e.asp.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Ceri Au
Communications Officer
Tel. 613-944-9145
auc@sen.parl.gc.ca

Danielle Labonté
Committee Clerk
Tel. 613-949-4379      
labond@sen.parl.gc.ca

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