REPORTING · 1st November 2011
What is the most significant reason you are running for Council?
I want to work together with all the stakeholders in the District of Kitimat, define a vision and achieve what we can become. If we have a goal, we can clearly guide the decisions that need to be made. What we as a community do over these next 3 years will define us for the following 10. It is important that we become proactive in determining what our future can be.
What issue in our community do you see as the largest hurdle for the success in Kitimat?
We are reactive and that is our biggest hurdle. We need to be allocating the talent and efforts of our community in to forward looking opportunities. We can not have long term economic and environmental security without a strong focus on what can be Kitimat.
What is your stance on Enbridge, In Favour of, Opposed too or Neutral? Why?
Moving to Kitimat has given me the gift of enjoying all the beauty the North Coast has to offer. If the community is in favour let’s make sure we redefine contingency and safety in this industry. We need to ensure that if Enbridge comes to our region, we have the say in how they operate. Either for or against we need diversification in our economy and we need showcase our competitive advantage (being the channel). The important thing is that we all work together to attract economic development and retain skilled workers.
When we started this election, there were 13 candidates for Alderman. This number has dropped to twelve. Is thirteen a lucky number for Kitimat or is Twelve? Why?
I believe things happen for a reason. It is better to have two School Board Trustees then one.
There are so many different things to put in potpourri. Make sure that your bowl has what you want in it and that it is doing what you need it to do.