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REPORTING · 6th November 2011
Walter McFarlane
The eighth candidate to speak was Phil Germuth.

“Our Community is at a crossroads. On one hand, we have schools closed, serious health care issues and a declining population. On the other hand, we have several major industrial projects currently being evaluated. I would like to be a part of a Council that brings those two hands together,” said Germuth.

He suggested lobbying government with the help of industries to solve the problems with healthcare and education, and a provincially funded highway down the west side of Douglas Channel.

He provided an action plan which included making Kitimat attractive to industry and citizens by making it efficient and fiscally responsible, changing bylaws regarding the camps, ensure safety in the community and have the courage to ask the tough questions.

“Council must have a plan and the commitment to implement it,” said Germuth.