The local Green Party announced Thursday Kara Flannigan will fly the party’s colours in the Sault Ste. Marie riding in the next provincial election campaign.
The election will be held on or before June 7.
The Green Party’s environmental approach to policy is well known, but what, specifically, would a Green government do to create jobs for the Sault and Ontario?
As an example, Flannigan, speaking to SooToday, said “we can promote green retrofits for houses and businesses and that puts a lot of people to work at the retail stores and the tradespeople to do this, and those jobs would be local.”
“Another thing we can do…is (changing) the difficulty our local businesses have with the one size fits all approach. We have to sort out the mess of red tape and taxation they have, that’s very important and the Green Party has long been a proponent for local businesses and relieving those taxes. The other parties who have been in power for years and years have never sorted that out.”
Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government released its budget Mar. 28, with a big focus on deficit spending through to 2024 to fund drug and dental support for Ontarians without coverage, a new benefit to help keep seniors in their homes, make prescription drugs free for people over 65, expanding OHIP for people under 25, free preschool for children at two-and-a-half and older and faster access to mental health services.