Federal candidate questionnaire: Jerome Perrault (PPC, Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River)

1. What do you feel are your qualifications for federal office?

It’s about being truthful, being a good listener and open to new ideas. My wife I have had nine children, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren has made us aware of the many issues that many Canadian families face today. We’ve had to be good listeners. For the last 30 years, I have worked on the following; custom forage pollinating, building homes, commercial and heavy construction projects. As a result, I believe I can make a difference by addressing current and many neglected issues, thereby making necessary changes that need to be done to improve lives for all Canadians. It’s about serving the people of the electoral district to the best of my ability.

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2. What is your plan for the future of Flin Flon’s economy? What role will industry/mining play in that plan?

Reexamine, evaluate and identify current needs required for the new economic and expansion development for mining and other industries. Larger increase in Apprenticeship training and trades certificates and or diplomas upon increased demands. New incentives for entrepreneurs to create additional jobs for the area.

3. What have been the main issues you’ve heard from people in this riding?

To provide more employment opportunities. To provide more funding for all-weather roads and related structures. The needs for better Internet and cell service. Better access to clean water, housing, increase health care services and economic incentive for small businesses.

4. What measures to benefit northern Saskatchewan and Flin Flon would you wish to add to a federal budget?

Make sure that funds are made available for all residents, to upgraded roads, Internet services, phone services, including drinking water facilities.

5. What is your plan regarding northern health care, specifically with local health care? What role can the federal government play in health issues?

Do a short analysis of existing services and structures that are already in place concerning housing, health, and recreational facilities. Then address the identified shortage of facilities and structures. Get a plan in place that addresses the shortfalls by sourcing additional funds to go where the most critical need has been identified.

6. What are your main concerns regarding environmental conservation? Do you support a carbon tax?

Abolish the Liberal government’s carbon tax and leave it to provincial governments to adopt programs to reduce emissions as they see fit. We need to provide more funds to cleanup our lakes, rivers and streams. We must identify and penalize polluters.

7. Where do you stand on immigration to Canada? What impact do you think immigration could have for the north?

Reform the immigration point system and the related programs to accept a larger proportion of economic immigrants with the right skills. The primary aim of Canada’s immigration policy should be to economically benefit Canadians and Canada as a whole. It should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country and it should not put excessive financial burdens on the shoulders of Canadians in the pursuit of humanitarian goals.

8. What is your stance on electoral reform? Would changing Canada’s electoral system be a priority for you?

Seriously looking at representation of people versus representation by province for the election of the federal government. We need to establish a better system of representation in Canada. We have a serious problem of alienation in different parts of the country.

9. What measures would you propose to help remote Indigenous communities? Improving relationships with First Nations people in addressing long standing neglected issues such as the lack of clean drinking water, inadequate housing and insufficient health facilities, etc.

10. How do you feel about negative campaigning? Would you consider you and/or your party to be running a clean campaign? What about your opponents?

The People’s Party of Canada has been running a clean campaign. The major parties have been continually throwing daggers at each other because forming the next government and being in power is what is most important, and apparently that’s what it’s all about. It would be great if all parties could stick to the issues and work together once elected for the good Canada.

11. What policy or practice do you disagree with your party on and why? Would you consider breaking rank with the party on that issue? I support our PPC platform.

12. In 30 words or less - What is your elevator pitch for undecided voters? Are you sick and tired of the same of old party politics? Before you decide to vote, I challenge you to check our People Party of Canada website at peoplespartyofcanada. ca You will not be disappointed.

13. What question do you wish we would have asked? What is your party’s and candidate’s position regarding the pipeline and the movement of oil to the East and West Coast in the immediate future?

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