Candidates For Council Answer Questions That Matter
MidlandCommunity.ca invited all candidates running for Council in this year’s election to respond to four important questions. We believe the answers provide all voters with additional information to make a more informed decision on who is best suited to lead Midland to a better and brighter future. When you cast your vote on October 22nd, please consider the best talent capable of getting Midland back to work through an unrelenting focus on supporting those things that matter most.
Running For: Councillor Ward 1
I am running for Midland Town Council because…
Midland is my home and home to my children and grandchildren. I am passionate about the future of my Town and it becoming prosperous and healthy. I see this happening through a Town Council that doesn’t just make decisions for its residents but motivates them to work together.
My vision for Midland is...
- a Town where our children wish to remain as adults, be able to find meaningful employment or return to our community with new skills;
- a Town that creates opportunities for new industry by setting up a “think tank” open to any serious contributions; by providing the highest quality internet access, an incentive to information based industries, the ultimate equalizer for small Towns attracting that kind of investment.
- a Town where our public squares are safe and inviting; we cannot be complacent about the increasing drug culture in our Town; by pulling together we can TAKE BACK OUR TOWN. Council must provide the leadership. Our downtown and waterfront need to include regular community and family events.
I will accomplish this vision by focusing on the following three things:
I believe we should deal head on with the legalization of cannabis by opting into the Town controlling the dispensaries rather than force users to access unregulated internet sources or our own black market. Information and support for families and youth will be crucial.
Describe your top three accomplishments that make you a good candidate for Council. For current or previous members of council, please focus on your top three as a council member:
I have grown very close to our native community and embraced their way of thinking. I am a member of the Board of the FACE Program, a restorative justice project aimed primarily at young offenders willing to learn from their mistakes. All of this has taught me respect for all and the value of listening to each and every one. I have also learned the value of shared wisdom and consensus building.
All of this I expect to bring to Council.
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