ELECTION 2014: Candidate QandA with Conny McBride

Candidate QandA with councillor candidate Conny McBride

  • Oct. 31, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Conny McBride

Occupation: Retired commercial insurance broker and owner.

Background: Moved to North Saanich in 1999 to enjoy family, friends, boating and golfing.

1.  Why are you running for Council?

I’m seeking re-election to council to continue our policies — prudent use of tax dollars, help to plan for our future needs and reduce the level of community debt.

2.  What are your top three issues to tackle, if elected?

• Help deliver the best services and make these fair for all our residents.

• Avoid needless and costly reports. Review our fees for services to be sure they are in line with Sidney and Central Saanich.

• Review the OCP as this is a living document and should reflect the needs for our future.

3.  What are your priorities for housing policy in North Saanich?

Housing needs must reflect a balance, provide for young working families as they are our future, and also provide for our seniors.

4.  What are your thoughts on industrial, residential and agricultural balance in North Saanich?

Our airport continues to expand and certainly a small amount of secondary industry would be welcomed to provide continuation of jobs and opportunities. We are fortunate to have a large amount of agricultural land and this will continue to be protected and we should encourage maximum use of these lands by our existing farmers. At present there is not a great demand for social subsidized farming.

We need to encourage our marine economy as this brings in valued tourist income.

5.  What can residents expect of your behaviour on council this term?

I’ll continue to listen to all our residents with an open mind and I appreciate the diversity of our community and our council — and let democracy meet the needs of our community. Continue to encourage a strong relationship with Sidney and Central Saanich.

 

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