Conservative candidate nominee expresses his concerns about watercourses and farming

"Agassiz possesses some of the best arable land found anywhere in North America and farmers in Agassiz produce some of Canada’s best crops."

I’m currently seeking the Conservative nomination for the new federal riding of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon (MMFC). This riding extends from Matsqui Prairie in Abbotsford all the way up the Canyon to Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Lillooet.

MMFC is a large area similar in size to the country of Belgium. It expands different climates and cultures between the southern and northern parts of the Fraser River.  It will require someone with lots of energy, dedication and the ability to manage multiple priorities with limited time.

Last week I was in town learning about the critical watercourse issues your community faces and was reminded of the importance of the agricultural sector. Agassiz possesses some of the best arable land found anywhere in North America and farmers in Agassiz produce some of Canada’s best crops.

Properly managing the watercourses is a critical issue because it will prevent floods and minimize any negative economic impact from possible disasters for your community.

I wanted to let your entire community know that I stand firmly behind the farmers and the agricultural land that makes your community great.  I intend to support policies that favour the protection of supply management, the protection of agricultural land through ditching and dredging and the ability of growers to continue producing world-class produce.

I’m working very hard to become a strong and effective representative for you. I look forward to meeting you in person and hearing your concerns. Please call me directly at 778-808-9602 or visit www.bradvis.ca.

Sincerely,

Brad Vis

Brad is seeking the Conservative Nomination in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and spent a number of years working on Parliament Hill. Like so many others, his Opa and Oma immigrated to the Fraser Valley to become Dairy Farmers.