Why are you running for Council?
One of my main reasons for running in this upcoming municipal election is that I was born and raised in this wonderful community who takes great pride in where I come from. I am a young professional Aboriginal woman and mother of two teenage children who believe that it is time for “CHANGE” in our Town Council Chambers some new faces with new ideas, experiences and visions. I also believe it is imperative that there are women sitting around the table in Town Council Chambers when major decisions are being made that affect our families and community. I do know that there has been is a lot of great work done in the past by our previous council for our community but there is still a lot of work to be done. It is such a crucial time right now for our Town with major economic development, infrastructure and opportunity, a time where we need great leadership. It is essential that we have a strong team to lead the way for our people who live here and for generations to come.
What are your top three priorities if elected?
- “Equal Opportunity for Employment” with the Lower Muskrat Falls Project for ALL Labradorians as agreed and signed in original contracts for this project with officials.
- To work towards “Affordable Housing” for our community so that young families are not forced to leave a town where they were raised simply due to the fact they cannot afford rent or mortgage due to the high price of purchasing land and building homes.
- To continue to “Enhance the Beauty of our Community” with improved parks, road conditions, recreation and community based programs for youth and seniors.
Why should people vote for you?
This is my home community one that my family goes back many generations here in Labrador, more specifically in Goose Bay. I am an educated young woman with a very diverse background in working for both the Federal and Provincial Government and Community Based Agencies in many different capacities for the past 20 years. I am currently employed with the Department of Justice here in Goose Bay and have a great understanding of the social issues, housing crisis, the crime rate and economic issues we face today. I have travelled from the north coast of Labrador to the west coast of northern British Columbia to enhance my education and career which will benefit our community when sitting around the table in chambers. If I am elected into Town Council this will be my stepping-stone for provincial politics, as I plan to “stay home”and pave the way for my community for many years to come.
On Election Day September 24, vote Tanya MICHELIN for Town Council for strong “Leadership and Equality.” Thank you, I look forward to working hard for my community if elected. Please visit my website: www.facebook.com/votetanya