Growing up in Niagara-on-the-Lake and being involved in our community has left me with a wealth of ideas about how we can make our community better. With that said, my campaign is focusing on five specific policies that outline why we're running.

If you have any questions about any other policies just give me a call!

Fair Share for Our Tax Dollars

For years residents of the Town have paid their fair share of Regional taxes but not received our fair share of Regional services. From garbage collection to community safety, the Region must do better with our hard earned tax dollars. It’s time to stand up for our fair share of Regional services that we already pay for.

A Voice for Small Communities

The dysfunction at the Regional level has distracted from the issues that matter most to our community. Niagara-on-the-Lake, with a smaller population than other cities, has had its issues brushed aside by the arguments over lack of accountability and poor transparency. Within Niagara-on-the-Lake we also have smaller communities that each have their own unique needs and qualities. It’s time our communities have a loud voice at the table that rises above the controversy. We need to get away from arguments that consume Regional business and focus on our smaller communities. I would be proud to be that voice. 

Local Jobs for Local Workers

I’ve spent my life speaking up for local workers and advocating that projects built here be built by our neighbours. When our workers are employed they’re raising their families and spending their money in our communities. The Region’s desire to sell-off projects to the lowest bidders has caused major cost overruns and lack of quality work again and again. I pledge to speak up for local workers and ensure they're the ones benefiting from jobs on local projects.

Respecting and Supporting Our Farmers

My grandparents built a life for my family by farming on this land. Farmers remain a major part of our local economy and often their voices are drowned out on Regional Council. I want to ensure that our farming families have the support they need to thrive and grow. I believe the Regional Government can play a role in supporting local farmers and removing barriers to their success. 

Protecting Our Unique Architecture & Heritage

We’ve seen first-hand what happens when a community feels it’s not consulted on the direction of development in their neighbourhoods. Our Town has a unique history that makes it the envy of Canada. Whether it’s our natural heritage or our heritage buildings, it’s clear this is part of what makes our community so special. I believe development and our heritage features can work hand-in-hand to benefit our growing community and have the support of residents who have spent their lives here. We must focus on protecting and preserving these features as our Town experiences this growth so that the community we hand to our children is the same community we adore.

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  • Mark Cherney
    published this page 2018-09-17 14:41:03 -0400