Our communities are asked to operate their infrastructure and services with smaller and smaller budgets. Citizens are being taxed heavily already, so there must be more emphasis on financial priorities and fiscal responsibility. This goes beyond the boundaries of local government and extends into provincial territory. Our local governments require more funding to ensure our existing services are maintained and be in a position to add new services as necessary. I would advocate for the reinstatement of equalization transfers the province used to provide to local governments. This top-up would ensure equity between communities and that benefits everyone.