Jun 20, 2022 at 2:22 pm
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Kamloops and District Labour Council asks:

Many communities are facing drug addiction challenges, homelessness and have seen increase in crime and property crimes. How would advocate for our disadvantaged community members and what solutions would you propose?

- Kamloops and District Labour Council

Candidate Answers

Daphane Nelson

Candidate for City Councillor

I absolutely see the prolific and repeat offenders in our community as being a huge part of the issue. I know that there is work being done to determine what options are available in dealing with these individuals, and this does fall into my realm of, "Reports are good, results are better." I will have more to say when those recommendations come forth. https://www.radionl.com/2022/05/05/89254/

On top of the prolific offender issue, it does seem that the addiction and homelessness crisis is out of control and I will lobby government while learning more about how civic leaders can do better for the communities they represent. I will ask difficult questions not only to other levels of government but also to social service providers receiving millions of dollars in funding annually to facilitate services for addicts, mentally ill and homeless. I want to see these agencies work together on a gap analysis to explore ways of working together and I would love to sit at that table to listen, learn and lead.

Dale Bass

Candidate for City Councillor

We need complex-care beds and I’ve been arguing for them for months. We need a sobering centre and our business case has sat on the health minister’s desk for five years. I continue to ask him to at least read it.