Rex Murphy to speak in Fort St. John in March

Canadian broadcasting legend and renowned political and social commentator Rex Murphy will make a visit to Fort St. John in the new year.

Murphy is scheduled to speak in the city on March 4, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association has confirmed.

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"Not only is this something we're going to be doing to give back to our membership, but we're working in that community so we want to provide something for the community as well," said Mike Davis, regional vice-president for the ICBA.

More details will be announced as they are finalized.

Murphy is expected to touch on a wide range of topics given his experiences as a long-time CBC broadcaster, commentator, and public speaker, along with his post-election perspectives and the prospects ahead for western Canada.

"There's a lot of uncertainty of where things are going to land from an energy perspective," Davis said.

"Bringing Rex in to speak to some of his thoughts about that might provide some optimism and insight."

The ICBA had initially looked to bring Murphy to town in September, but pushed back the date due to scheduling conflicts. 

Murphy recently sat down for an discussion with Mayor Lori Ackerman to discuss challenges facing the energy and resource development industries in Canada.

Watch that conversation below:

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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