We need progressive, level-headed mayor

Duncan – This election I am voting for a mayor that has shown me he can handle stressful situations with a level head, not reactionary pullback; a mayor that has addressed expanding the economy with an environmental balance.

Jon Lefebure created the Environmental Advisory Committee in 2005, and with council adopted the woodstove rebate program in 2008.

Rather than a draconian decision to abolish woodstove heat, Jon Lefebure and council were constructive and gave incentive to woodstove owners to heat their homes with cleaner more efficient units.

As a parent my concerns in North Cowichan have been retaining young families as well as retirees. This can’t happen without a thriving economy that provides private sector employment, as well as progressive recreation and education options. Jon Lefebure implemented the Tax Revitalization Bylaw in 2013 to inspire businesses such as Purica, Libre Naturals, Wedderspoon Organics and Arbutus Ridge Farms to expand and create employment in North Cowichan.

In 2008, Jon Lefebure and council replaced the antiquated pool and fitness center with an affordable new Aquatic Center that has an amazing volunteer-based childminding centre for young families. I see the miracles of health and community that take place there; I find it perplexing that anyone could be negative about it.

North Cowichan needs a progressive levelheaded mayor, that’s why Jon Lefebure has my vote.

Marie Martin

Duncan

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