1/ Are you in favour of bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores in your municipality? Why or why not?
I am not in favour of a bricks-and-mortar cannabis store in our municipality. While a secondary school teacher, I saw students that would begin using marijuana, but their drug use didn’t stop there. Marijuana is an addictive drug but, unfortunately, can lead to more serious drug addictions. I don’t support selling it in our community.
2/ What are your plans for future economic development strategies? with the Bruce Power extending its operating life for decades, an influx of new residents are expected in the region. How will we accommodate them?
I am hoping that the Municipality of South Bruce will accommodate the new residents by supporting land development, and possibly building some apartment buildings. The question would be “how tall would these apartment buildings be and how many units?”
3/ With prosperity, comes hardship. Many local businesses are concerned that they do not have enough employees to sustain their businesses because of the many high paying jobs that exist in the region combined with the low unemployment rate. How do we make local businesses sustainable, in your opinion?
Local businesses must offer something unique that will draw residents to spend money locally. Young people in our high schools are always looking for experience in the workforce by co-oping with local businesses. If the businesses source out more information from the surrounding schools, they may discover that students are interested in gaining practical business and customer service experience in their own backyards but may be able to share their knowledge of technology that could make the business more successful.