Alberni election: McGill puts community first

The News is running profiles of candidates in the Alberni civic election. They are presented in no particular order.

  • Nov. 10, 2011 8:00 p.m.

I’m married with four children and one grandchild. I am a retired Military Police sergeant.

Upon my retirement three years ago, my family and I relocated to Port Alberni. During my service to Canada we have had many postings. Purchasing our home here gave us great pleasure in knowing we have a place to call home.

I am an active member with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoy other volunteer activities.

I’m asking for an opportunity to be your voice at city hall and promote your needs.

These are challenging times for all; the global economy has impacted our businesses and our families. In order to move forward and promote growth we have to take a proactive approach.

To become the “city of choice” on Vancouver Island is going to require a clear vision and plan. Enhancing the community quality of life should always be the priority of council.

The need to develop and implement new strategies will be the key to success for the City of Port Alberni. One personal strategy that I would implement is the way I would collect information prior to debating an issue at city hall.

I believe that even the most intelligent person does not know everything. With that perspective, I would canvass a minimum of five homes to ascertain the implications the decision to support or decline an issue would have for the household.

After collecting/compiling and analyzing the information, I would feel confident debating and standing behind the decision.

This way I would be promoting the community’s concerns and views, and the voice for the community would be heard.

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