© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Gail Shea, Egmont MP and federal fisheries minister, speaks during a news conference in Charlottetown Tuesday in this Guardian file photo.
WOODSTOCK - Members of the federal Conservative Atlantic caucus have arrived at the Rodd Mill River Resort for two days of meetings which take place Thursday and Friday.
Federal Fisheries minister Gail Shea is hosting the summer caucus session in her Egmont riding.
With the Island’s year to host the summer caucus coinciding with P.E.I. 2014 celebrations, Shea said a 2014-themed activity, a unity panel involving an MP from every province and territory, is planned for Friday morning. Panelists, she said, will highlight their regions’ potential and challenges during the session.
The caucus meets weekly when the house is in session and once every summer.
The caucus consists of 13 Members of parliament and 14 senators. With spouses and staff, Shea estimates the event is bringing about 100 people to the West Prince resort.
Shea described the Thursday and Friday sessions as an opportunity for MPs and senators to obtain information and update on various items. Various industry representatives will be making presentations to the caucus during the sessions.