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Charlottetown councillor wants to work on newcomers template

Charlottetown city councillor Mitchell Tweel.
Coun. Mitchell Tweel. - Contributed

Coun. Mitchell Tweel wants to see the city get a better handle on the needs of newcomers now and in the future.

During a meeting of the economic development, tourism and event management committee, Tweel asked economic development officer Ron Atkinson to get a handle on how many newcomers are coming into the city on an annual basis and what the expectation is in the future.

Tweel specifically wants to know what plans are for things like transportation, housing, schools and integration into the community.

“I’d like to work with the province to come up with a template so when newcomers come that these major issues are being worked on,’’ Tweel said.

There wasn’t much discussion by committee members on Tweel’s request but Mayor Philip Brown did say he thinks the province and the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada are on top of things.

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