Can­di­dates for Pla­cen­tia West-Belle­vue

Calvin Peach Mark Browne

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

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