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Rachel Blaney, 40 NDP

Laura Smith, 47 Conservative Party

Health care.

The Harper government has implemented cuts to health care that, if allowed to continue, by 2023 will slice $36-billion from the federal contributions to the provinces. Instead of the original 50-50 agreement, this will leave provinces struggling to cover 80% of health costs. An NDP government would immediately halt these cuts, which seriously undermine public health care. Further, the NDP has committed to spend $2.6 billion as a first step toward universal prescription drug coverage. The immediate affect will be the federal government will bulk buy drugs saving provinces an estimated $3-billion a year that could be spent on other health care priorities.

Economic development.

In the last decade Harper has dismantled laws protecting our environment. An NDP government will restore these laws and we will meet our international climate change obligations through promoting a transition to a clean economy.

also consistently fought to put money back into the hands of Canadians. Seniors and families now benefit from income splitting, and all Canadians benefit from lower taxes. Tax cuts are a big reason why a recent study found that Canada’s middle class is now the richest in the world. Being an effective advocate for our communities requires someone who is collaborative, understands local issues and knows how to get things done in Ottawa. My experience as a Forester and as a policy advisor in Ottawa will allow me to hit the ground running.

The environment.

Jobs, especially green jobs.

Small business creates 78% of new private sector jobs. The NDP will cut the small business tax rate from 11 to 9%. We’ll create an innovation tax credit for businesses that invest in innovative research and development. And will promote development of green industries.

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We need a healthy economy to provide jobs, and to support all of the things that make Powell River such a great place to live. Conservatives have lowered taxes, reduced red tape, supported innovators, and vastly increased infrastructure spending.

Supporting the economic potential of First Nations.

We have also supported many initiatives to help First Nations communities reach their economic potential. These things are critical for economic growth, and we will continue to do them as we maintain a balanced budget.

Helping families and seniors get ahead. Our Government has

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Beyond books Share stories with the Library

Storytime at the Library Join us for a lively fare of puppetry, finger plays, action rhymes, singalong songs and the best-of-the-best book tales. Wednesdays, 10:30-11 at the Library

Campfire Sessions: For the Love of Children Ten experts with different passions and professional experiences will share their stories. Saturday, October 3rd 7-8:30 pm at Cranberry Hall

Growing up in Sliammon Elder Philip George will share stories and memories about growing up in Sliammon. Saturday, October 17th 3:30-5 pm in the Rec Complex Elm Room

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Powell River Living October 2015  

Living with bears in Powell River. Helping Syrian refugees. Earthquake preparedness. Meet the federal election candidates. And much more...

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