PSAC National President calls on Liberal MPs to support Vegreville

Last week, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen sent a letter to PSAC reaffirming the department’s plan to close the Vegreville Case Processing Centre and move it to Edmonton.

In response, PSAC National President Robyn Benson wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning him for “betraying rural communities.”

She also sent letters to all 179 Liberal MPs asking for their support, and a letter to the 39 members of the federal government’s National Rural Caucus, which was created to help the government recognize the unique challenges that exist for small, rural communities.

Attached to the letter was a fact sheet, which countered some of the Minister’s own arguments with facts from the union and the town.

All materials are included below as attachments.