1Why are you the best candidate to represent the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills? (Response limited to 100 words). 1. The Green Party's platform, with policies that cover all aspects of government, will provide you with sensible, sustainable, long-term solutions. 2.Using my engineering, retail business and strategic planning skills, I have the ability to work with all levels of government to provide you with the services you want. 3. Having been a candidate in municipal, provincial and federal elections, I am familiar with the issues at each level.
2. Looking at each of the other parties separately, please offer an opinion as to why they should not form the next government. (Response limited to 200 words).I normally do not criticize the other parties but you asked this specific question and here is my answer: Conservatives: Their policies are designed to serve the interests of the very highest income brackets only. Liberals: Their inability to define the problem of the Quebec issue led to the sponsorship scandal. If they cannot define the problems properly, they will never provide you with decent solutions. NDP: Heavily supported by one specific interest. Heavy-handed centralized policies. Question of fiscal responsibility. Christian Heritage: Focus is far too narrow. The Green Party represents all Canadians. We will work to protect the air, soil and water. We will develop a strong sustainable economy. We believe in health, not just health-care. We can restore Canadian values of fairness, equality and justice. Check out our website at www.greenparty.ca for all our policies.
3. What is the major local issue(s) in this campaign and what will you do to deal with it if elected? (Response limited to 100 words). 1. Health Care Oppose any steps that open the way to two-tier health care in Canada; co-ordinate with provinces for a national pharmacare plan; ensure clean drinking water for all Canadians. 2. Transportation Alternatives for Commuters Support pedestrian, cycling, and carsharing infrastructure in municipalities; Increase joint federal-municipal transit investments and VIA rail service; Make transit passes tax-deductible 3. Farming Restructure agricultural markets to ensure that farming families receive a fair share of the consumer food dollar; Reform the regulatory environment to challenge corporate concentration, eliminate international dumping and subsidies, and continue to allow seed-saving by farmers 4. Many more policies on the above and other issues.