With federal elections just days away, Global Kingston spoke to the five candidates running in Kingston and the Islands to see where they stand on the issues.
We speak with Liberal incumbent Mark Gerretsen, Conservative candidate Gary Ooseterhof, NDP candidate Vic Sahai, and PPC candidate Shelley Sayle-Udall.
Elections in Canada: Kingston and the Islands
1. Home affordability
Home prices in Kingston have doubled in the last five years. The rents are also very high. What will you do to make home ownership or rent more affordable for people in Kingston and the islands?
Kingston & the Islands Candidates Talk About Affordable Housing
2. Recovering from a pandemic
Cities like Kingston that depend on tourism have been hit hard during the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns. What will you do to help local businesses, including the hospitality sector, recover and prosper?
Kingston & the Islands candidates discuss their pandemic recovery plans to help businesses and the tourism sector
3. Indigenous reconciliation
Kingston has brought down the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, as he embarks on his own attempt at reconciliation and consultation with indigenous groups.
What would you do, as a deputy, to promote this reconciliation effort in this leadership?
Kingston & the Islands Candidates Reveal Plans To Move Forward With Driving Reconciliation
Many families are struggling with an enormously high price for childcare, or are even finding access to one. What solutions do you propose to help working families with childcare costs and accessibility?
Kingston & the Islands Candidates Talk About Making Child Care More Affordable and Accessible
5. Help for local seniors
They used to be called the golden year, but many older people are forced to work in retirement to buy food and pay their bills.
What will you do to help them?
Candidates from Kingston & the Islands provide input on how to ensure seniors are financially secure and can afford to retire.
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