Harrison Candidate Q&A – John Buckley

Village of Harrison Hot Springs: Buckley, John - Council Candidate

  • Nov. 7, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Q: What one quality makes you most suited for the role of a community leader?

I believe that quality is the ability to listen. On the local level this principal means that a Councillor must act in the best interests of the community as a whole. Every decision that I have ever made in my opinion was the the best one for our village.

Q: Should council be working harder to protect the surrounding forests and parks from industrial development, including logging and run of river power project? Or are these necessary operations?

I do agree that council should be very aware of what is happening in our surroundings.  As an example we as a council sent a letter to the Minister regarding the proposed boundary changes of Sasquatch park for the purpose of logging. It is not that we don’t approve of logging, we simply are not in favour of adjusting the boundaries on a class “A” provincial park.

Q: Would you support the creation of a bylaw that would allow for care homes and assisted living? Why or why not?

I would support this creation of a new bylaw. I believe that it is very important as people age that they do not have to leave their community to seek assisted living.

I also believe that having your friends and family close by is very important for a great quality of life. I would be very pleased to see this come to fruition in Harrison.

One should not have to make significant changes to his or her lifestyle due to the lack of facilities in our area.

Q: Can Harrison really survive on tourism alone?

I believe it can . We due not have the luxury of having large tracts of land available for industrial development. Nor do i believe that we would want that. What we do have is a hidden jewel of a community surrounding us with it’s natural beauty. By working together with residents and the business community we will continue to achieve our goals and remain sustainable.

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