Liberal MP Candidate Michelle Corfield talks about working together to create jobs and economic programs to support Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s most vulnerable, while reducing crime rates in the community.
When I ask people what keeps them up at night, they tell me the fear of being broken into, the fear of their possessions being stolen, their cars being broken into. We have to find ways to ensure that we are not continuing to support initiatives that drive the crime rate up. We have to find solutions collectively; from the federal, provincial, and municipal level, including communities and neighbourhood watch. We have to find ways to reduce crime, and how do we do that? We create good jobs. We find ways to support addiction and mental health. And we get low-income housing. When we do that, we also try to find a solution to pharmacare because all of these are rooted in things that are systemic, and we need to be able to address those.