From the Raven Coal Mine to health care and everything in between, Comox Valley Liberal Party candidate Don McRae joined the Comox Valley Record Friday for a half-hour LiveTweet session.
Here are some of the Q&As from the Twitter chat. To see the entire conversation, search @CVRecord on Twitter or #AskMcRae.
Q: BC NDP says infrastructure projects “currently underway” will not be “frozen”: is our NI Hospitals Project safe?
A: The provincial Treasury Board has approved the funding for the project and VIHA is currently in the RFP process. It’s a go.
Q: Raven coal mine — your approach to the enviro review?
A: Raven is currently in the review process. I’m waiting to see if it passes, and if it does, what conditions are attached to the certificate.I agree that shellfish industry, aquifers, and coal dust are huge concerns for CV residents. Me, too!
Q: Gas tax? Freeze, reduce? Eliminate?
A: CV got $17 million for infrastructure recently, biggest award in province! Federal program but prov. admins. Keep it going.
Q: What do you think is the biggest challenge in the #comox valley?
A: Most common issue at the Constit. Office is healthcare. We have an aging community. Need the new hospital ASAP.
A: As a former Ag. Minister, we work with all sectors trying to reduce red tape. Open communication is key.