Questions: Conservative candidate Mel Arnold

North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates respond to the News' questions of the week.

  • Oct. 7, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Mel Arnold

Question 1: What are your ideas for improving the local economy?

I plan to have an open-door policy to work with all levels of government and business so we can find ways to expand existing opportunities and bring in new ideas.  Our government’s low tax plan encourages business to invest in capital and human resources, and will complement the advantages we have here in our lifestyle, education, transportation, marketing systems and a workforce that is ready to make it happen.  I will advocate strongly for continuing programs that assist in research and training so this area can be a leader in new opportunities and job creation.

Question 2: Shuswap Lake is at the heart of life in this riding. How will you act to protect this resource?

I have experienced the changes in and around Shuswap Lake and, while we can’t stop progress, I believe we can manage it and reduce any negative impact by using the most effective tool we have: education.  Pollution and the threat from invasive species can often be prevented by educating stakeholders and the public to prevent an incident in the first place.  I will also advocate for stronger enforcement of laws already in place to protect not just Shuswap Lake but all of our water resources.

 

 

 

 

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