Asking Halton’s provincial candidates to be our partners in Advocating for a Strong Halton

Halton Region is a resident focused, well planned, safe and healthy community. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, a perfect mix of urban and rural communities, and beautiful natural surroundings, including the scenic Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario shoreline.

Halton’s high quality of life, strong financial position and AAA credit rating – combined with the right mix of low taxes, competitive business costs, proximity to market and talent availability – support both welcoming neighbourhoods and a vibrant business community.

Regional Council is committed to working in partnership with other levels of government, Halton taxpayers and our community partners to ensure that our future remains strong and stable.

Our Advocating for a Strong Halton campaign defines Halton’s advocacy issues. We developed the campaign to highlight and provide information to residents and our provincial and federal governments about the challenges and critical issues related to Halton’s future such as infrastructure, costs associated with growth, housing, public health and provincial cost sharing agreements.

In advance of the June 12th provincial election, we invited candidates from the Burlington, Halton, Oakville and Wellington-Halton Hills ridings to complete a questionnaire explaining how they will advocate for Halton and how their party will resolve the challenges ahead. Their responses are posted at Halton.ca/OntarioElection2014.

As Regional Council, we need to know where candidates stand and we need to know they will voice Halton’s concerns at Queen’s Park.

I hope you will also take these responses into consideration when researching election candidates and when casting your vote in the upcoming provincial election.

Working together we can continue to make Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”