My vision for the Okanagan is to develop jobs in other markets than the service industry. We live in the land of peaches and beaches but there are challenges retaining members of the workforce. Benefits of engaging the emerging clean energy and tech sectors as the backbone of our economy not only provides well-paying jobs but will lower the cost of living. We humans resist change but when I remember when I first learned to ride a bike and no longer had to walk everywhere, or when I became a new driver – it was fantastic! Change can be great! Climate change is here but it does not have to be a negative. This can be a tremendous opportunity. And the best place to be when opportunity knocks is at the forefront. We have the natural resources, the workforce, education/training centres; all that is needed is the political will to seize it. And B.C. Greens under Andrew Weaver are committed to pursuing sustainable broadly-based economic prosperity.
I am not a career politician. My background is in sustainable building and clean energy. If elected MLA, I can provide a strong edge in promoting green technology and the Okanagan.