Cowichan Valley is an incredible place, full of people with exciting ideas and a deep love for the place they call home. When we focus on coming together around the future that we all want, we can achieve great things.
We need an economic renewal that won’t recreate the affordability crisis and growing inequality that existed before COVID-19. We must stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry and invest in clean energy, value-added resources, and the creative economy. We need to embrace the exciting developments in education, social, and infrastructure policy happening all around the world and put in the hard work required to make them happen.
My experience in Shawnigan and in the Legislature taught me that just because something is unprecedented, doesn’t mean it is impossible. When we elect representatives that think creatively, that aren’t beholden to special interests, and that focus on data and evidence, I know we can achieve the future we all want for our communities.