Housing, the economy, the environment, and mental health / substance use are some of my priorities as your candidate for Courtenay-Alberni.
BC is the epicentre of the housing crisis. Our housing affordability crisis here on Vancouver Island and cost of living are spiralling out of control making it near impossible to make ends meet now let alone for future generations.
Home ownership should be accessible to everyone but we are not keeping pace with the growing demand. Removing barriers that impede the supply of homes and tackling the factors that drive up prices including foreign ownership require a coordinated effort with municipalities and the province. Housing affordability is an integral part of Canada’s Recovery Plan, a detailed plan to secure the future and grow our economy.
Creating jobs is critical in stimulating our economy. Getting Canadians back to work is key, particularly in those hardest hit sectors including forestry, fishing and tourism for which many island residents depend upon.
Protecting our environment is important because we all want a green future for our children. Combating climate change should not be on the backs of hard-working Canadians. We all can contribute to reducing emissions with a solution that empowers residents to make greener lifestyle choices and be rewarded for it rather than subjected to a pricing mechanism that is not meeting our 2030 targets.
Finally, in efforts to encourage Canadians to take part in securing the future, we must look after our mental wellness. Conservatives stand to make a historical investment with increased mental health support to the provinces.
Rebuilding Canada means looking after our most precious resource, Canadians.
Secure the future, help elect Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives and get Canada’s economy back on track.