Last book read
and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy
By Pat Ogden,
Kekuni Minton and Clare Pain.
What music are you listening to these days?
I don’t listen to a lot of music. I listen to a lot
of CBC and whatever is on the radio. I’m more of a news junkie.
Favourite recreational pursuits:
Cooking. I like to entertain friends and I cook everything from
scratch. I also like gardening, walking, and lying in sun.
1. Why are you running for council?
I am a believer that you get out of life and out of a community
what you put into a community. Secondly I think we have a social responsibility
to our society and to our neighbours. I think I am very lucky because I have
gotten an education, and I have had opportunity and look where I live. I
believe the only way to have a healthy community is for everyone in the
community to take responsibility for the health of their community and their
neighbours. I do not believe that council and government staff can do it all.
When I moved here, I was very struck by the volunteerism in
town. I believe it is what made this town. I think you have to make a
difference, and I believe I have skills that can help make a difference.
2. Given that revenue from development is declining and the
municipality is more dependent on hotel tax revenue at a time of economic
uncertainty, how do you propose the municipality balance its budgets the next
I believe we need to sit down and make a distinction between
our needs and our wants. Needs are something we cannot do without, and wants
are something you would like to have. I think we need to prioritize.
There is no question that the hotel tax revenue is going to be
down. I think the first job of council is to get in there with staff and see
what we can postpone. I do not think there is any magic answer. I think we have
to stop our spending and see where we can go with it. We are at risk for a lot
of things right now.