Questioning the candidate of Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke: David Merner – Liberal

What do you believe is the most important election issue for your riding and why?

  • Oct. 14, 2015 4:00 p.m.

What do you believe is the most important election issue for your riding and why?

Jobs and the economy are the most important election issue in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke.  Since January, I have knocked on thousands of doors in all parts of our riding. On the doorsteps, I am hearing that people are having trouble making ends meet and are worried about their economic future, as well as the future for their children and grandchildren.

I have met many people who are on fixed incomes, but are facing higher prices and higher taxes. I’ve met people who are juggling two and three jobs. By cutting income taxes and increasing child benefits, a Liberal government will help nine out of 10 Canadians to make ends meet.  By making a major investment in infrastructure, a Liberal government will grow the economy and create jobs.

While jobs and the economy are a key concern, citizens are also very concerned about the economy growing in a sustainable way.  A Liberal government will restore robust oversight and ensure that environmental protection  goes hand-in-hand with economic development.