Third Avenue Goes Green
BC Greens Candidates Hilary Crowley and Nan Kendy – photo 250News
Prince George, B.C. – As City crews work on the flower beds in downtown, Hilary Crowley and Nan Kendy are adding their own “Green” to the streetscape.
The two are candidates in the provincial election, with Crowley running in the Prince George Mackenzie riding and Kendy in the Prince George Valemount riding. The pair opened up their campaign office on 3rd Avenue this afternoon.
“We really think it’s the Party ( Greens) for the future” says Crowley . It’s the Party for future generations. All the plans are not for just now, they are for much longer than the four year span of an election period. So all of the ideas we are bringing forward in this platform, are not just to maintain the status quo and swing from one party to another, they are really for the good of the future for people living in British Columbia.”
The Greens are hoping to finance their plans through changes in taxation, which includes an increase to the carbon tax , higher taxes on things like fossil fuels and removing the tax on what Crowley refers to as “the good things”.
For Kendy, she wants to focus on things like food security “Climate change is happening now, we need to deal with climate change immediately and in the long term. To do that we need to encourage innovation and technology, the new economy, we need to encourage business start ups, we need to encourage agriculture. Food security is a big issue, because we cannot rely on the food that comes from the United States, most of it comes from California and that State is suffering from climate change itself with floods and droughts, creating a high cost of living here especially around food. we need to invest in garden marketing and protecting the agricultural lands.”
The campaign office is at 1222 3rd Avenue.