Why are you running for council?
When I saw the need for change and a new experienced leadership, I knew I had what was required to be a town councilor in this time of change, growth and major increased infrastructure that is presently occurring in our town. There are many issues that our town faces from day to day with the development that is happening and I believe our residents need the leadership with experience and the expertise to bring our town up to par with that of any other town with the rich resources as Happy Valley-Goose Bay has to offer.
What are you top three priorities?
- Affordability within the community, for the residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, that is comparable to the rest of the province, in areas such land development, air travel for medical, travel for educational and recreational sports for our children and young adults that have to travel to and from sporting events both within and outside our province. I do not believe our children should pay more than other children within our province to attend sporting events or to come back and forth to their home from their place of education to visit.
- Due to the rapid expansion of the town we require a long term plan to ensure those services such as medical, fire-fighting, snow removal, our streets, our water and sewage plant and recreation facilities do not deteriorate, but rather improves and are maintained to facilitate the growth and expansion of our town. My priority is to have the council members involved in — and working together — as a team to take care of those issues.
- Last, but certainly not the least, is to ensure that the stability of 5 Wing Goose Bay is maintained to its full capacity and employment and services are not altered in any way, including our Search and Rescue for the benefit of our community and Labrador as a whole.
What should people for you?
I believe people should vote for me because of my proven record of a strong voice that has spoken for the residents, workers and all people in general of this town. I have proven to be a leader with strong leadership skills in team building, problem solving and a strong spokesperson with both the Federal and Provincial Government representatives — not only on a local and provincial basis, but a national aspect as well. I came to Happy Valley-Goose Bay from Southern Labrador 39 years ago and have had a genuine interest in keeping this community I call home, alive, active and benefiting from what we deserve to be getting from both the provincial and federal government resources and I intend to keep fighting for this for the residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. On September 24th elect me, Bernie Bolger, to be the voice you need in the council chambers.