KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha 411 News asked each of the 2021 federal election candidates a series of ten questions on issues of concern to local residents. We will post each one in the order in which the responses were received.
These are the answers provided by Alison Davidson, People’s Party of Canada
- Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.My husband, Matt and I have operated our log home business in Sadowa for just over 20 years. We have four children and two grandchildren.
- What made you decide to run for this election?I decided to run in this election because of the contempt of the parties in power for our constitution, including our charter of rights and freedoms. I am also very disappointed with the extreme deficit spending and the carbon tax which are pushing up inflation. The PPC party is dedicated to restoring our freedom and balancing the budget. My personal values align with the party’s principles of individual freedom, personal responsibility, fairness and respect.
- If elected, what will you do to address the lack of affordable housing in Kawartha Lakes?Housing is a bit provincial, but mostly municipal jurisdiction, as they take care of planning and licensing. By balancing the budget and reducing the tax burden, the PCP will lower the rate of inflation and put more money in people’s pockets to build and buy homes.
- If elected, what will you do in the face of the opioid epidemic? All of the health mandates that have been implemented to combat the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have caused severe anxiety and stress for a large part of the population. Depression, suicide, domestic violence and drug addiction have all increased. The PPC will end all of these health mandates and allow people to go to work, go to school, meet with their social circles, attend weddings and funerals, and play sports. It will also free up valuable time for law enforcement by not having to enforce illegal warrants and spending more time stopping drug trafficking.
- If you are elected, how will you help seniors who are struggling to make ends meet and have only had nominal increases in CPP and OAS?Rising inflation is a huge problem for those on fixed incomes because it reduces the purchasing power of every dollar. As mentioned above, the PPC plans to reduce the inflation rate through economic prudence. It is also imperative that we stop adding to our federal debt. The debt now stands at over a trillion dollars. When interest rates rise, which is inevitable, we can end up in a debt crisis. In this case, there will be very little money for anything.
- If elected, will your party continue with vaccine passports or warrants of any kind?If elected, the PPC will end passports and vaccine warrants because they are unconstitutional and in contradiction with our rights and freedoms.
- What is your party’s platform on climate change?Canada accounts for a very small portion (2%) of global pollution. Even if we cut emissions in half, it would hardly make a difference in the world, while completely devastating the Canadian economy. The carbon tax, along with cumbersome and cumbersome regulations, are pushing manufacturing to countries like China and India, where together more than half of the world’s pollution comes from. The PPC will end the federal carbon tax. We will create an economic atmosphere that encourages business investment and innovation in products and practices that promote clean air, water and soil, and bring manufacturing back to Canada, where we care of our employees and our environment.
- Will your party put in place any tax on a principal residence? No
- If elected, what will your party do to promote truth and reconciliation with our Indigenous communities? What about the bodies of children found in residential schools across the country?I firmly believe that we should all know exactly what has happened with our native people in the past and in the present. It is very important to know our history, however horrible it may be, so that it is never repeated! The PCP will replace the outdated and disrespectful Indian Act with an agreement, reached in consultation with Indigenous peoples, giving them ownership of their lands and the economic opportunity to participate in resource development.
- What do you think is the most important issue facing the residents of Kawartha Lakes and how would you tackle it?The most important problem we all face today is the loss of our freedom. Without freedom, other problems lose their meaning. If the governments in power continue to disregard our supreme law, our constitution, then they cannot be trusted to do anything in the best interests of the people. The PPC is truly a party of the people. We will restore the freedom and responsibility of our leaders.