1/ Do you support Bricks-and-mortar marijuana stores in your municipality? Why? Why not?
As legalization becomes a reality, there is likely to be interest in setting up a dispensary, so we need to be ready and know our jurisdiction. Generally, it’s important that residents can get products and services as locally as possible. Because such a business would impact the community, the Municipality will need to consult local residents, do its due diligence, and have the proper systems in place. It is also important that we make sure there is a responsible culture around marijuana use, and continue to stay informed about the changes.
2/ What would be your main priority if elected to council?
My main priority is to make fair and balanced decisions that address the needs of the community, both in the short and long term. I will listen to all voices, ask the important questions and provide a fresh perspective. I will respect tax dollars and support financially responsible decisions. I will help continue to build a vibrant community to live, work and play on the Northern Bruce Peninsula.
3/ How do you plan to address sustainable growth, development and tourism in the municipality?
I will continue to work closely with local residents and businesses to build a long-term vision that respects our environment and quality of life. Over the last two years, I have led many public meetings and projects to encourage more sustainable tourism, and helped develop the Northern Bruce Peninsula Sustainable Tourism Plan. We need to continue to collaborate with local partners to implement this plan. With my extensive community experience, I will work to address challenges, such as short-term rentals, affordable housing for all ages, and safe roads and neighbourhoods. I will continue to support economic, social and environmental sustainability.