From education to BC Ferries, Comox Valley Conservative candidate Diane Hoffmann joined the Comox Valley Record Friday for a half-hour LiveTweet session.
Here are some Q&As from the Twitter chat — to see the entire conversation, search @CVRecord on Twitter or #AskHoffmann.
Q: What is your strategy to retain young people in the #Comox valley?
A: We need to prepare young people to be ready for jobs that will be created to keep British Columbians in the province.
Q: BC Ferries – do you see it as an extension of the highway system and what can be done to keep fares from increasing?
A: Definitely an extension of the hwy system & should be brought under the control of the gover’t as a low cost essential service.
Q: What would be the biggest issue that you faced while campaigning and door-knocking?
A: The strongest was the fear of vote-splitting, but let me assure the people that this is a myth… if all the folks who didn’t vote before for lack of choice and those who don’t want the present or previous gov’t vote conservative we will win.
Q: With a lack of hospice in the #Comox Valley, do you have a concern for our aging population?
A: I do think it is a big concern as the people are voicing it and is part of our health care policy to look into it seriously.
Q: Looking @ education, how do you battle need in budgets versus declining enrolment?
A: This is a top issue to have a working balance between teachers’ needs and students’ in providing financial support and other needed resources as well as getting more involvement for parents’ options in important decision making.