Candidates for Placentia West-Bellevue
Calvin Peach Mark Browne
QQA: “After knocking on over 5,000 doors from Marystown to Long Harbour, several key issues emerge: the economy, transportation and quality healthcare/education are frequent themes.”
QA: “Our district serves as the industrial base for the island of Newfoundland where thousands of people are employed and many small-medium size businesses act as suppliers to these larger ventures. To help the economy grow, we will reverse the HST tax hike, promote the principle on megaprojects that qualified Newfoundlanders should be given the first right to employment, and work with the new federal government to acquire federal contracts. I also feel quite strongly that the fishery needs special focus, which is why we have committed to establishing a fisheries advisory council tasked with, among other things, developing a northern cod revitalization plan and a separate Fisheries Marketing Council to facilitate access to world markets for the first class product our fishers bring to shore and our processors then prepare for market.
“A very important issue I hear every day surrounds healthcare and education. Seniors are facing challenges, and we are committed to helping seniors stay in their communities as long as they wish. We also believe in treating mental health equal to physical health, starting by building a new Waterford Hospital and introducing mental health supports in our schools. I would work with community groups, municipalities and teachers to address the mental health and addictions issues facing our communities while we find ways of providing first-rate education to our young people.”
A: “Our older generations will need constant care. I’m advocating for more programs and home care, projects that can assist seniors with renovations to their homes and in home family care so our elders can stay in their home for longer. In the area of Terrenceville to Chapel ArmLong Harbour, I want to see more level three care homes. We want to keep people in their communities, and keep them with their loved ones. I will be putting more focus on healthcare in my district, and I want to assist in making care more available for our seniors. They deserve that attention, and I know that this is one of the main focuses of our government. I plan to continue to carry out that platform for our district.”