George Sirk

Name: George Sirk

Age: 60

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Phone number: 250 477 9955

Email address: gsirk@shaw.ca

Website: www.georgesirk.comv

Occupation: Tour/school bus driver and naturalist guide

Municipality of residence: Victoria

Previous elected experience: Elected for three terms ( 9 years) to the Comox-Strathcona Regional District representing Cortes Island

Community involvement: Oaklands Community Club Director, CFUV Community Radio, Volunteer lecturer Victoria School District (list up to 3 max ? if more than 3 listed, we will choose only first three listed):

Top three issues:

Control spending, for example, I support ARESST, where the focus is on solving the cross-contamination of our storm drains and sewage, and chemical point source contamination, not on expensive sewage treatment plants.

Our #1 industry is tourism thus we should refocus on the heritage values of Victoria. Small business will benefit from an increase of tourism. Our entrepreneurial spirit will flourish.

Adopt a "Not everyone is a driver, but everyone uses a crosswalk" policy. We need to vastly improve our walking and cycling infrastructure. Safer and well defined. A new skateboard park. A low maintenance, safe place for our youth.

How will you vote on bridge referendum? Definitely NO. I polled the passengers on my double-deckers and 95% of the tourists want us to keep our "Old Blue". It's an important piece of our heritage. And be financially responsive to current economy: refit not re-build the blue bridge!(for Victoria only)

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