Comox Valley Tory candidate fields tweeted questions from ferries to education

From education to ferries, Conservative candidate Diane Hoffmann joined the Comox Valley Record Friday for a half-hour LiveTweet session.

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.


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