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Q&A with Brian Everaert, People’s Party of Canada

Q1: The climate crisis and changing attitudes globally have put fossil fuels in the crosshairs. Any ideas on transitioning the Sarnia-Lambton economy to one less reliant on oil and gas? EVERAERT: The People’s Party has no intention of doing a green transition in Sarnia-Lambton and we will encourage the expansion of our industries in the… Read more »

Q&A with Stefanie Bunko, Green Party

Q1: The climate crisis and changing attitudes globally have put fossil fuels in the crosshairs. Any ideas on transitioning the Sarnia-Lambton economy to one less reliant on oil and gas? BUNKO: The reallocation of governmental subsidies for fossil fuels, including payments and tax write-offs, to invest in renewable energy, development of zero emission systems/technologies and… Read more »

For this city girl, giving is easy peasy, lemon squeezy

Cathy Dobson  Sierra Hathaway may be a little bit shy but when it comes to supporting her community she’s not the least bit timid. The 10-year-old Sarnia girl spent her summer selling freshly squeezed lemonade and giving the proceeds to local charities that mean something to her. “I’ve really watched her gain confidence as she’s… Read more »

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Liberal Lois Nantais aims to bring ethics back to politics

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth in a series of six federal election candidate profiles, appearing daily in alphabetical order. Tara Jeffrey Lois Nantais says she inherited her Liberal roots from her grandmother. “Growing up sitting around the table, my whole family was conservative, except my grandmother. She was very quiet and introverted, but also… Read more »

CANDIDATE PROFILE: NDP’s Adam Kilner passionate on promoting social justice

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of six federal election candidate profiles, appearing daily in alphabetical order. Tara Jeffrey Adam Kilner says politics has always been in his blood. “I’m a ravenous devourer of the news. I’ve always been interested in what politicians are doing, and the policies they’re developing,” said the… Read more »

CANDIDATE PROFILE: PPC’s Brian Everaert buoyed by mounting ‘purple wave’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of six federal election candidate profiles, appearing daily in alphabetical order. Tara Jeffrey Brian Everaert can feel the momentum growing. “It’s overwhelming, to be quite honest,” said the second-time People’s Party of Canada federal election candidate for Sarnia-Lambton. “Just the amount of support, the amount of… Read more »

City offering financial help to flood-prone homeowners

Troy Shantz A Sarnia resident who has endured repeat basement floods is commending new grants City Hall is offering impacted homeowners. Darcy Colborne and others in the Coronation Park area have invested heavily in their homes to try and stop basement floods they blame on the city’s antiquated sewer system. “It seems like they listened… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Democracy is fragile, so push candidates to protect it

Bob Sutton Canadians are aware that toxic political “debates,” both during and between elections, are causing many of us to disrespect the institution of government and the processes of democracy itself. It’s time we stopped letting platform promises be the sole focus of those seeking elected office. It’s time for us to question candidates directly… Read more »