REPORTING · 15th November 2010
The sixth Question was also directed from Campbell’s pamphlet making it the most talked about literature of the debate. The question was about the lack of job creation to pay for all the wishes. He wanted to know about the Kitimat First program and how her suggestion of uniting the town to make the government listen to Kitimat sounded more like a threat.
Linda Campbell said Kitimat First was about bringing people together to protest government. She said the hospital is threatened yet the people did not protest when the ultrasound machine was going or the days were taken away from the ultrasound tech. She said this is what people should be doing. Another school is about to close and it was not protested either. She said a group would have a greater effect on making government listen then an individual. She said she did not want services eroded and have government listen.
Edwin Empinado said they did not require a protest for this. It had been managed internally.
Mary Murphy pointed out the reality was a tax based structure would maintain these resources. They needed to work on it by bringing in the industry. Everything else would fall into place then.
Corinne Scott agreed with Mary and added more could be achieved through honey then vinegar.
The remaining two candidates chose not to comment