MP Kurek Visits Lakehead University

Damien Kurek meets with Ontario Beef Farmers and LUARS

MP Damien Kurek meets with Dr. Tarlok Sahota, Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station (LUARS), and Jason Reid, \Beef Farmers of Ontario, at LUARS.

Battle River-Crowfoot, Alberta Member of Parliament Damien C. Kurek visited Thunder Bay in late July to reach out to stakeholders in the region relating to his portfolio as Vice Chair of the Environment Committee, and as an MP actively interested in agriculture.

During his meetings, Kurek visited Lakehead University twice, once to meet with Dr. Tarlok Singh Sahota and again to meet with Dr. Wensheng Qin.

“It is always great to meet with the people working on the cutting-edge science building Canada’s economy,” Kurek said about the meetings. “I always look forward to these sorts of meetings and learning more about both agriculture and the environment.”

During that week, Kurek’s meeting with Dr. Sahota took place at the Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station and included a meeting with Jason Reid, the director of Beef Farmers of Ontario, where they discussed the issues in the sector, as well as the work Dr. Sahota has done on crop and nutrient management practices.

pictureKurek also met with Dr. Qin and one of his classes at the main campus. During their meeting, Kurek was pleased to learn more about biofuels and bioproducts and discuss how the use of these can be balanced with food security and the productive use of the energy resources already available.

“Seeing firsthand the work that is being done at Lakehead University is amazing, and a testament to the people involved. From the community to the students, to the staff, I saw some of what makes Canada such an amazing place."