1) What are your ideas for improving the local economy?
New Democrats believe in the intelligent and prudent use of government, not just to respond to economic crises, but to play a leadership role in setting a path for future prosperity. The NDP will be a government opening doors globally and nationally.
Local industry and small business are demonstrating capacity to be creative, implementing strong direction to the future.
The NDP, under Tom Mulcair, will be a government, through policy and action, facilitating new horizons in a bright business future. This will, with NDP support and encouragement, bring continued growth and energy to the North Okanagan-Shuswap.
2) Shuswap Lake is at the heart of life in this riding. How will you act to protect this resource?
Environment is one of the biggest concerns expressed. Stephen Harper has gutted laws to protect the outdoors. I have heard continual concern about the yearly receding of Shuswap Lake levels, increased vegetative levels in the lake and water quality.
I will use Tom Mulcair’s promise to “protect the environment for future generations.”
Working with provincial agencies, environmental interest groups, business and civic entities, I will be active strengthening laws to protect Canada’s lakes and rivers (Navigable Waters Act), keeping resident and business user’s requirements at the forefront.