Brad Vis, the Conservative candidate in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, sat down with The News for an interview Monday.
We asked him about climate change, affordable housing and abortion, among other issues.
Vis also responded to a written questionnaire about his priorities and suitability for office. Find both below. For information on the boundary of the major local ridings, and information on other local candidates, click here.
1. Why are you personally running to be a member of Parliament?
I’m running to bring accountability back to the residents of Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon. I want to ensure your taxpayer dollars are used wisely, and used for the well-being of our communities.
Over the past year, I’ve worked hard to earn your trust by personally visiting over 12,000 homes in our riding to hear your concerns. I’ve done my absolute best to listen from people in every corner of MMFC to be properly equipped to serve on your behalf.
2. What skills and attributes do you have that would make you a good elected representative for your constituents?
I know how to get things done in Ottawa. I am experienced at helping people navigate the Canada Revenue Agency, Immigration, transportation regulations and other federal government functions.
You won’t suffer because of a learning curve or lack of knowledge on my behalf. I will hit the ground running.
3. What are the two biggest issues for your constituents in Abbotsford and how will you and/or your party address them?
Affordability – Gasoline, groceries, heating your home, real estate and the crushing burden of debt. Our Conservative plan is focused on reducing taxes for individuals and businesses. We will amend the Mortgage Stress Test, bring back 30-year mortgages and launch an inquiry regarding the role of foreign real estate buyers.
Highway #1. If elected, I will fight for Highway 1 to be widened all the way to Abbotsford. I will launch a regional petition from Kent to Langley to garner the support of every municipal, provincial and federal official to get this project moving. People have suffered long enough.
Video interviews/questionnaire answers
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