Provincial policies need to be good for the Province and the Northwest. The policies that work in other areas do not always work here.
Bill 6. The Carbon Tax. Conservation Areas. Goods to market.
The recent provincial boundary review and the loss of rural MLAs continues the trend of diminishing the voice of the rural people. Larger ridings equals less representation at the provincial level. The Northwest needs a strong voice who understands the challenges we face in order to serve this vast riding.
Provincial government continues to centralize services to the larger centers. This puts undue hardship on rural and Northwest residents — whether in the realm of health, mental health, education, or other services.
Those are just a few examples of provincial policies that hamper or hurt the Northwest — largely because legislators have not understood this region. I do.