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Chatsworth | by Claire McCormack  

Chatsworth Candidates Q & A Municipal Election 2018

1/ Do you support Bricks-and-mortar marijuana stores in your municipality? Why? Why not?

I am leaning towards supporting a single retail outlet in our Municipality. By locally controlling the sale of cannabis we can provide consumers’ a safe, quality controlled/regulated product. It will also begin to reduce the untaxed,  illegal underground market that is currently easily accessed.

2/ What would be your main priority if elected to council?  

We need to grow our tax base, this will allow us to narrow our infrastructure deficient and maintain our essential municipal services while minimizing tax increases.

3/ What are your views on the current long term care situation in the County?   

I support maintaining  three Grey County long term care facilities. Our seniors need and deserve to have equitable access to County operated LTC homes. Grey County should advocate for additional much needed LTC beds to accommodate the current and continuing demand of our aging population. The current Grey County plan does not fairly treat the residents of South, Central and Eastern Grey (where the vast majority of the growth is). The current plan to sell Grey Gables cannot be justified in my mind.

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