Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winter Storm Forces NDP to Move Caucus Retreat from Saguenay to Ottawa

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winter Storm Forces NDP to Move Caucus Retreat from Saguenay to Ottawa

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Storm forces NDP to move caucus retreat

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OTTAWA - Federal New Democrats have been forced to relocate a planned caucus retreat to Ottawa after poor weather scuttled the party's original plan to hold the meeting in Saguenay, Que.

The three-day gathering was supposed to start in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean on Tuesday, but a winter-storm warning led to the cancellation of several flights to the area, located about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City.

Environment Canada said it was expecting 25 to 40 centimetres of snow and blowing snow as well as freezing rain over parts of central and eastern Quebec through Wednesday.

The storm sent NDP officials scrambling to find an alternative venue before the party decided to have MPs fly to Ottawa. …

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