What do you believe is the most important election issue for your riding and why?
I believe the most important election issue is the economy, it is what I hear from the people of Victoria. The economy is our number one priority, that’s why we have a low-tax, balanced budget plan to protect our fragile economy. The Canadian economy is still fragile, but with a $5 billion surplus so far this year we’re pursuing a low-tax, balanced budget plan to protect Canadian jobs and growth in the face of global uncertainty. The Conservative government has taken important steps to lower taxes on Canadian businesses, expand Canada’s trade network, support skills-training, reform our immigration system, and make major investments in infrastructure and innovation. These include: lowering taxes on families and Canadian businesses including most recently the largest tax cut for small- and medium-sized businesses in over a quarter century; concluding free trade agreements with 39 countries including the European Union and South Korea; providing support to Canadians completing apprenticeships, and establishing the Canada Job Grant to ensure skills-training will lead to future employment; reforming Canada’s immigration system to ensure that it complements the country’s economic needs.