If I am elected to work for the people of Fundy Royal, my priorities will include:
Ensuring the people of Fundy Royal have access to reliable, high- speed internet – COVID-19 has shown us that working from home, students studying remotely, and having small businesses reach customers around the world, is possible with reliable high-speed internet. Now more than ever families need to stay in touch making high-speed internet a necessity, not a luxury.
Funding early learning and child-care – ending the “she-cession” by working with the Provincial Government to implement a strategy that will reduce fees for parents to $10 per day childcare by 2026. This will help drive economic growth making it possible for women to return to work ending the “she-cession.”
Creating jobs and growing the middle class - helping Fundy Royal preserve our lands and oceans by creating a green recovery strategy that will produce good middle-class jobs. Continuing to support businesses in our most affected industries, such as investing $1 billion for the tourism industry, and establishing a $15 federal minimum wage.
Rob Moore, Conservative Party
I continue to support making life more affordable for Albert County families. Conservative government initiatives like the Universal Child Care Benefit, Seniors Pension Splitting, Children’s Sports and Arts Credit, Family Tax Cut and reduced GST were delivered to help Canadians make ends meet.
As your Member of Parliament, I have worked hard to secure federal funding for many Albert County projects including:
- $25,000,000 in Federal Funding for the Fundy Trail Parkway completion.
- Renovation of the Albert County Exhibition Centre.
- Improvements to the Alma Senior Citizens Club, Albert County Museum and Local Water Services.
- Hillsborough's drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.
- Riverside-Albert Agricultural Society funding, water and wastewater upgrades.
A new Conservative Government will Secure Our Economy with a focus on our Rural Ridings by connecting all of Canada to high-speed internet by 2025, federal infrastructure funds for projects in rural areas, ensuring support for rural tourism to Canadians and visitors from around the world.
On September 20th I ask for your support to re-elect me as your Fundy Royal Member of Parliament.
Josh Floyd, NDP
As Member of Parliament, I would fight to put the issues rural areas face to the forefront. Firstly, alongside the NDP I would work with Canada Post to implement a model of Postal Banking, and work to foster investment in regional economic development agencies. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased phone and internet usage however, many rural areas have connection issues, and slow internet. It would be one of my top priorities to deliver high speed internet and reliable cell phone services while keeping rates affordable for families and businesses.
Another top priority of mine, and the NDP, is to keep our graduates in our rural communities by putting a new tax credit for graduates to work in designated rural communities making it easier for employers to retain employees. Additionally, it is my belief nobody should have to choose between putting food on the table or getting medications. Under the NDP I would work to implement a national Pharmacare program to help the families of Albert County have more money in their pocket.
As a Green Member of Parliament I am able to vote for the riding without having to tow the party line. Rural communities, like the one I live in, have long been put on the backburner by our MPs and I want to change that.
As your MP I would ensure I am available IN your community so we can work together at improving the community. In order to do this the Green Party will ensure connectivity with high-speed internet, invest in farming to replace 1/3 of imported food with Canadian grown products putting $15 Billion back into our economy, and investing in small businesses.
As a hunter, I will ensure to protect the rights of firearm owners and work to ensure responsible management of our forests, including banning the spraying of pesticides like glyphosate on the forests.
Fundy Royal is a coastal riding and will need infrastructure investment to prepare for the effects of climate change including the expected sea level rise of a minimum of 2 – 4 meters. As MP I will work will all levels of Government to protect our communities and ensure we are prepared for the future.