McNeil touring Kings County today

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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil

Kings South MLA Keith Irving will host Premier Stephen McNeil in a visit to Wolfville and Grand Pré today that will include a focused discussion on Nova Scotia’s wine industry.

McNeil will speak at a noon hour luncheon with the Wolfville Rotary and will then visit the winery owned by Hans Peter Stutz in Grand Pré. Wine industry representatives from different perspectives of the sector have been invited to discuss with the premier and MLA what is needed to grow the wine industry. Stakeholders will include representatives from education, research, grape growers, tourism, restaurant and wineries.

“The Nova Scotia wine industry has grown considerably in the last 10 years, and stands to have even greater growth potential if we work at it collaboratively,” said McNeil. “I want to discuss with the various stakeholders what needs to be in place to foster more sector-wide growth.”

MLA Keith Irving has organized this event to discuss the industry.

“I want to introduce the premier to the potential of the industry, where the gaps are, and identify where government policy can be most helpful in fostering growth and investment in this sector,” said Irving.

McNeil will conclude his visit to the area by officially opening Irving’s constituency office in the Railtown building in Wolfville.

Geographic location: Wolfville, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

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