Gord Johns – NDP

Introduction to Courtenay-Alberni Candidates Election 2015

  • Sep. 30, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Gord Johns

I am running for office to create sustainable jobs while protecting the environment, for which I have significant experience both as a past municipal councillor and as former Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. There is compelling evidence of climate change in the Comox Valley requiring real and immediate action. I intend to fight for sustainable job creation and environmental protection as a Member of Parliament.

Making ends meet is what I hear most on the doorstep. I meet seniors on their doorstep, struggling to eat a balanced diet and pay for their prescription drugs, and worrying about the prospect of two-tier health care. I hear strong support for the NDP’s pharmacare plan and restoring Conservative cuts to health care.

Families are paying more than ever for day care—on average, $1,000 a month, if they can find a space. Many parents can’t participate in the labour force because they can’t afford child-care. I hear strong support throughout the Comox Valley for the NDP plan for quality child-care at no more than $15 a day. The benefits of this plan will be significant both to the quality of life of families and the stimulation of our local economies.

There is a growing inequality between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in our riding. The number of children living in poverty isn’t acceptable to me and I will work hard on initiatives that give children the best start in life

I believe in grass roots democracy, this has always been my approach to public life. I intend to be a Member of Parliament who gets people involved–from all age groups and socio-economic circumstance. I believe in democracy through public discourse and community participation. The people of the Comox Valley should be heard between elections and I intend to listen to them.

Just Posted

Courtenay family looking for help after baby born two months premature

A GoFundMe page has been set up as a difficult pregnancy and a long stay in Victoria have left the family struggling to get by

Land & Sea Brewing Company opens its doors in Comox

Managing director says the brewery will be a compliment to the Valley’s craft beer scene

Two Courtenay Habitat for Humanity families receive keys to new homes

Lake Trail Road project officially has residents

Preparations ongoing for Courtenay’s annual Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner

The doors of the Florence Filberg Centre, downtown Courtenay, will open again… Continue reading

Valley woman found guilty on three charges following 2016 collision in Courtenay

The woman involved in a trial for a multi-vehicle collision in which… Continue reading

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Canucks score 3 power-play goals in 4-2 win over Oilers

Vancouver sniper Boeser has 6 goals in last 5 games

Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands

More than 12,000 residents affected by the boil water advisory issued Dec. 14

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Most Read