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Letters: Gibsons seniors ignored this election campaign

'So far most of the candidates in the Gibsons election seem to be ignoring seniors issues. That’s at their peril.'
Shot of a senior man using a laptop while going over his bills and finances at home

Editor: 

So far most of the candidates in the Gibsons election seem to be ignoring seniors issues. That’s at their peril. Seniors (over 55) make up 53 per cent of the voters in the Town and their needs and issues should be at the top of every candidate’s list. Affordable housing, environmental, ferries, roads, gas prices, etc. are all important but seniors want their specific local issues dealt with. 

Town councillors typically have little real effect on the major national and provincial issues during their four years in office. Lobbying for better ferry service, improved roads and housing is all well and good but it hasn’t led to many tangible, measurable results. Time to move the political conversation to local issues and areas where councils can create real results, not just talk and generalizations. 

What are the issues that resonate with seniors? Find out at the Gibsons Seniors Society All Candidates meeting to be held in person at Harmony Hall on Oct. 4 commencing at 4 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed as well. It will consist of questions from the audience as well as some that are received in advance. Online questions will also be received during the two-hour event. Seniors want to be heard so candidates, bring your ears and listen. You can send your questions to gsscandidates@gmail.com and join the event online at sunshinestreaming.ca/gss. 

William Baker, Gibsons 

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