Steve Thomson - BC Liberals

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Steve Thomson - BC Liberals

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This thread is for the discussion of the candidacy of Steve Thomson - BC Liberals.
Kevin Craig
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You can learn more aout Steve at his campaign website: http://www.votestevethomson.com
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Steve Thomson's performance at the Joe Rich All Candidates Forum proved to me why he is the best fit for Kelowna-Mission MLA. Despite some unprompted personal attacks from another candidate, Steve remained respectful and listened to all the policies and suggestions of his opponents. I have full confidence that this will continue when Steve is an MLA: he will take the time to listen to the concerns of all Kelowna-Mission residents.

In addition, I was (and continue to be) impressed with Steve's ability to draw on his considerable experience in the public and private sector to evaluate challenging issues. Given his track record on the Fiscal Review Panel (analysing the province's financial situation before the Liberals' first budget in 2001) and the Redtape and Regulation Reduction Task Force, (not to mention the BC Agriculture Council and the BC Chamber of Commerce) I have no doubt that Steve knows what it takes to get things done in Victoria.

Don't take my word for it though, contact Steve yourself! Email [email protected] or call his campaign office at 250-448-8416.
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Kevin Craig wrote:Steve Thomson's performance at the Joe Rich All Candidates Forum proved to me why he is the best fit for Kelowna-Mission MLA. Despite some unprompted personal attacks from another candidate, Steve remained respectful and listened to all the policies and suggestions of his opponents. I have full confidence that this will continue when Steve is an MLA: he will take the time to listen to the concerns of all Kelowna-Mission residents.

In addition, I was (and continue to be) impressed with Steve's ability to draw on his considerable experience in the public and private sector to evaluate challenging issues. Given his track record on the Fiscal Review Panel (analysing the province's financial situation before the Liberals' first budget in 2001) and the Redtape and Regulation Reduction Task Force, (not to mention the BC Agriculture Council and the BC Chamber of Commerce) I have no doubt that Steve knows what it takes to get things done in Victoria.

Don't take my word for it though, contact Steve yourself! Email [email protected] or call his campaign office at 250-448-8416.


I couldn't agree more. To the electorate of Kelowna - Mission, IMHO I believe you would be best served by the Thomson (Steve) who has lived and breathed this community most of his life. I also believe you would be best served by the Thomson who is running for all the right reasons, like community betterment (also Steve).
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I've paid my visit to the campaign office and met the candidate who seemed all of polite, honest, and intelligent. However I'm very troubled that that's the only place I've seen him. I mean I dodged debates for fear of the mic, but I was unprepared for office, something I don't expect an MLA candidate to be. I was at the social justice forum this past Thursday that most every candidate save the Liberals managed to attend. I understand that the civic awards were offered up as a conflict, it's just disappointing that a candidate would option up the exclusivity of a 45/plate award ceremony over an opportunity to engage and inform the public from which they draw their support....

I'm the pot and you're the kettle insofar as I door-knocked through my debates, but it was fair when folks criticized me the fact and I believe it's important to recognize this shame in yourself as well.

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Well, if Steve Thomson isn't going to show up at the debates and choose instead the opportunity to schmooze, then I guess those who vote for him are voting for the same representation and public concern we've had for the past 8 years from Sindi.

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Excerpts from last years press release:

NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING TO HELP HOMELESS IN KELOWNA
March 19th, 2008

KELOWNA – The Province and the City of Kelowna have agreed to create up to 140 new supportive housing units on three City-owned sites to be built by 2010, Minister responsible for Housing Rich Coleman and Mayor Sharon Shepherd announced today.

Properties at 330 Boyce Crescent and 195 Rutland Road North will be developed with housing units for low-income singles who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Each development will have 30 to 50 units of apartment-style housing and space for supportive services. A proposal call seeking non-profit housing organizations to manage and operate the housing, and plans for support services, will be issued this spring by the Province.

A third property at 2938 Tutt St. will be developed with up to 40 larger family-type units for women and children. This site will be operated and managed by New Opportunities for Women (NOW) Canada Society.

Construction is expected to start in early 2009. The City approval process will be consistent with established policies and practices for development permit applications. The Province has agreed to arrange for the buildings’ capital and operating funding. Building costs are estimated to be around $30 million.


Excerpts from this years press release:

$22.7M HOUSING INVESTMENT TO CREATE 226 JOBS IN KELOWNA
April 9th, 2009


KELOWNA – The Province is investing $22.7 million for two supportive housing developments that will help break the cycle of homelessness in the City of Kelowna and create 226 jobs, announced Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman.
“The housing developments we’re announcing today will provide a number of tangible, immediate benefits to people in Kelowna,” said Coleman. “They will provide much-needed housing to address the needs of homeless people in the community, and create construction jobs that support working people and their families during a challenging economic climate.”

Both housing developments are scheduled to begin work this summer. They include:

* 40 units of housing at 330 Boyce Cres. The housing development will be managed and operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Kelowna Branch. It will provide housing with support services to allow people to stabilize their lives before moving into more stable supportive housing.
*39 units of housing at 2938 Tutt St. The housing development will be managed and operated by the New Opportunities for Women (NOW) Canada Society. It will provide transitional second-stage housing for women and children.


Hey Steve, what did the Liberals do with that other $7.3 million they promised us? And why did they promise us 140 new units on three properties last year while only 79 units on two properties this year? What happened to the property on Rutland Rd. that the John Howard Society was to take on? And why, just before the election, are they announcing this like it's new money when it's pretty much the same release they put out last year but with some major cuts?
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