If elected, I hope to realize Cornwall’s potential. We have one of the least expensive labour forces, cheapest utility costs and most affordable real estate markets. We are also in a prime location with Ottawa to the north, Montreal to east, Toronto to the west and an international border crossing to the south and North America’s busiest highway going through the city. Despite all of the above gifts, Cornwall doesn’t grow, doesn’t thrive and doesn’t realize its potential. I hope to bring my experience and perspective to attract new investment to grow the city in both population and in financial success. My personal motivation in seeking election to the council table is to increase access to mental health services for our youth. Mental health needs to take the priority it deserves. We don’t wait for you to break a leg if you seek treatment for a broken arm, we don’t make people wait for lung cancer is they seek help with a skin cancer so we shouldn’t make our children wait until they try to commit suicide before we treat their depression.