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Three questions for Qualicum Beach councillor candidate Robert Filmer

Candidate for councillor

What do you feel is the most pressing election issue in your community?

I feel the most pressing issue in Qualicum Beach right now is housing.

Housing in two parts, density and affordability.

In order to ensure our community remains vibrant we need a range of housing options so we can retain our youth as well as attract young families in support of maintaining a viable workforce.

How will you balance the needs of seniors and those of younger residents?

Balancing the needs of all of our citizens is very important to me.

When I was in the Air Cadet program, we actively worked to bridge the gap between youth and seniors. We did this by volunteering together in support of each others interests. I want to contribute toward creating a place for everyone, no matter your age. To me, that is the definition of community.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

I am the fifth generation of my family to live in Qualicum Beach.

At 20 I’m also the youngest candidate and will bring a youthful perspective to the council table. I also feel I’m very well prepared. I have attended, in person, every regular council meeting for the past two years.

I’m also the youth representative on the Select Committee of Parks, Recreation and Culture and I’ve attended all of the round table OCP discussions.

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