Turns out Ms Brown wants to be the chief gun lobbyist and avoid being vaccinated

By Staff

September 10th, 2021

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The job of media is to report.

We do that by meeting with people and asking questions.

During this campaign a few candidates  asked us to send them the questions and they will send us their answers.

That is not journalism.

Most of the candidates have done what politicians seeking public office do – meet with the media.

Emily Brown, the Conservative candidate, has refused to meet with media or take part in well organized debates sponsored by respected community groups.

Ms Brown did find the time to take part in the Chamber of Commerce event.

We want to interview the candidate.

She didn’t appear to be willing to take part in the Halton Environment Network  debate  she was invited to take part in  – didn’t respond and didn’t take part.

However, Ms Brown did take part in the Chamber of Commerce event – it really wasn’t a debate but it was an occasion to hear what she had to say.

Andrew Drummond was in the room during the Chamber of Commerce and did a live tweet.

We have set out what he saw taking place.

Drummond was the NDP candidate for the provincial legislature and is the campaign manager for the NDP candida the in this federal election

Here is what we picked up from the live tweet – it is edited for space.

You can access the full tweet HERE.

What you are reading is what Drummond tweeted live.  You are getting his direct response – no time to think through what he might want to say.

Opening statement summary:

@emilybrown1960

Gave a personal bio

@karinagould

We have a choice between going forward or going Conservative

@NPNDP

We need to support small business and make everyone pay their fair share.

@ChristianCullis

Business is an ecosystem

Top 3 priorities

@NPNDP

Stop fossil fuel subsidies, electoral reform, universal basic income

@karinagould

Finish COVID, climate action, universal daycare

@ChristianCullis

Reduce divisiveness, Environment, Transit

@emilybrown1960

Finding workers, affordable housing, crime

On Labour Shortages:

@NPNDP

“We need to make sure that our citizens can survive regardless of their job status”

@emilybrown1960

looks really uncomfortable trying to explain her party’s tax plan “Grow the tax base without taxing individuals more”

@NPNDP

“The government has supported small businesses during the pandemic, but ONLY because the NDP forced them to. Large businesses have profited enormously during the pandemic and we will tax them more so they pay their fair share.”

@emilybrown1960

says that we need to eliminate capital gains on rental housing so we encourage more people to invest in rental properties.

@karinagould

“I have heard that the Conservative candidate has brazenly lied to our residents about a Liberal plan to raise capital gains taxes on primary residences. It’s the first time I have faced a Conservative candidate who has brazenly misled people like this.”

@NPNDP

talks about how important it is to reducing flipping of houses to ensure supply is used.

He then goes on to explain the NDP rent to own plan to allow lower income people to save a down payment.

ChristianCullis

wants to restructure the definition of affordable housing to ensure that it accounts for everyone needing a home.

@NPNDP

Currently developers are incented to build the most expensive homes possible. We can’t just build luxury homes. We need people to be able to afford a rental home without spending the majority of their income on it.

@emilybrown1960

again thinks that the solution to affordable housing is to offer incentives to rich investors to build low income housing.

On vaccines:

@karinagould

Mandatory vaccines for travel and gvt work

@emilybrown1960

People should choose their own medical treatments

@NPNDP

Vaccines are part of our country’s social contract.

@ChristianCullis

I agree with Ms. Brown. Dividing us is bad.

@emilybrown1960

declares that since GHG emissions went up while carbon taxes were in place they obviously don’t work and should be scrapped

@karinagould

replies that it’s hard to believe that Ms. Brown cares about the environment if she couldn’t even show up to the enviro debate

@karinagould

we don’t need gimmicky things that increase red tape to help small business. We need quality programs that she has been working on.

@NPNDP

The way we can help small businesses reduce expenses and paperwork is by introducing universal pharmacare. That way small businesses will save on benefit costs AND eliminate the costly burden of paperwork to support small benefit plans.

@emilybrown1960

We need to reduce government oversight because at the door she is hearing of so many companies fleeing Canada because of regulatory burden.

@ChristianCullis

argues that COVID supports are an issue of humanity that we need to get everyone through this in one piece.

@emilybrown1960

emphasizes that she has more in common than in dispute with @ChristianCullis

Used as an example of cross party cooperation.

@karinagould

We have been the most collaborative gvt in history.

@NPNDP

fights back with the only reason they listened to others was because of a minority government. Electoral reform will ensure that all Canadians work together ALL THE TIME and not just when convenient.

@NPNDP

Addiction help needs to be focused on why people get addicted. It’s because of poverty and people’s basic needs not being met. These problems will get reduced when we implement a UBI and people don’t have to devote so much to just surviving.

@karinagould

Important to bring mental health under the Canada Health Act. Also highlights http://wellnesstogether.ca as a developed tool to help people in crisis.

Wellness Together Canada was created in response to an unprecedented rise in mental distress, and is funded by the Government of Canada. Whatever you’re going through, we’re here to provide mental…

@ChristianCullis

talks about how mental health problems are derived from our hyperfocus on profitability and economic performance.

@NPNDP

CERB did a great job protecting people who lost jobs but completely abandoned those that weren’t employed when the pandemic hit. We need a ntl childcare strategy but also UBI to allow women to thrive.

@karinagould

to help working women we need childcare, childcare, childcare. Conservatives will cut the childcare plan.

This was Ms. Gould’s most passionate answer yet.

@ChristianCullis

references being raised by a single mom, and how he understands that women get stuck in situations that have no easy way out.

@emilybrown1960

I was a stay at home mom that wouldn’t have benefited from gvt subsidized care so we need to ensure that those families get choice in childcare.

@NPNDP

closes with arguing that there are not only 2 parties to vote here. The NDP came second provincially and is a viable threat. If any bad results come they are on Ms. Gould for her party calling an unnecessary election.

@karinagould

closes by highlighting she believes in gun control, women’s rights, and other progressive ideas and that we cannot risk those things by allowing a Conservative to win.

@ChristianCullis

closes with asking not for your vote but that you think carefully about who you vote for. Think about whether candidates talked about their own platforms or whether they stoked fear of others.

@emilybrown1960

closes with highlighting that her top priority is public safety and enforcing mandatory sentencing. She believes that police are being prevented from protecting citizens by Liberal laws.

What did we learn from all this – that Ms Brown appears to support thosse who have decided they don’t want to be vaccinated.  Just what Burlington needs.

 

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7 comments to Turns out Ms Brown wants to be the chief gun lobbyist and avoid being vaccinated

  • Bob

    Where does Ms Brown say she wanted to be the “Chief Gun Lobbyist”? or that she wanted to avoid being vaccinated?
    She never said anything about chief gun lobbyist and what she said was that she supports peoples choice in their own health care descisions.
    with such blatant anti conservative bias in this paper it is hardly surprising she won’t interview.

    Editor’s note: The “I am the gun lobby” was taken from an interview she gave well before the election was called.

  • Deborah

    Very enlightening to review the backgrounds of positive commenters of Ms Brown’s supporters re her recent promo video. Commenters are mostly from ‘away’ (as they say in NL). Of the 20 comments and ones that have accounts with any info at all, over half are from places such as Montana, Gowanda, ON, Nova Scotia, South Africa, Toronto, Ingersol, Italy (?), Calgary (?), Markham, and Houston. Five are identifiably from Burlington. And one account with no info posts about once or twice a year. Unfortunate that the PCs couldn’t find any better a challenger in Burlington but very telling about the party on the whole, that this is who they chose.

  • Carol Victor

    She has no experience and no platform, no track record like Karina who has worked diligently for this community for the past 6 years…has compassion for the environment, job creation, senior care, etc .

    • Phillip Wooster

      Yes, Carol, Karina does have a track record. She is part of a government team that in two elections has flat-out lied to us to get our vote. In 2015, the Liberals promised to run an open and accountable government, promised electoral reform, promised not to run a deficit over $10 billion & to balance the budget in 2019, promised not to raise the carbon tax beyond 2022–Justin Trudeau and Karina Gould may NO ATTEMPT to implement these promises, they immediately reneged on them. Please Carol, tell us why we should believe them again?

      We are reminded again of the SNC Lavalin Scandal as today a book by Jody Wilson-Raybould was released. Jody Wilson-Raybould is an Indigenous woman, highly educated with a professional degree; she held one of the most important cabinet positions as MInister of Justice and one of the most important government positions as Attorney-General for Canada. As such, she swore an oath, both as a lawyer and as A-G to uphold the rule of law. It is all too clear that Justin Trudeau stepped over the line in pressuring her to act in a manner favourable to Lavalin and in violation of the rule of law; although she is still prevented from telling the full story as a result of her former cabinet position, we can conclude that Trudeau in pressuring her obstructed justice. We know this because on six separate occasions, Trudeau blocked a full investigation into the Scandal. No politician expends that much political capital unless he is covering up something extremely serious. Jane Philpott, like Wilson-Raybould, was also a very accomplished woman with a professional degree holding down a key cabinet post. And yet Karina Gould, much less accomplished than either of those two women, voted to expel both from the Liberal caucus. Let us not forget that Gould put political expediency ahead of integrity.

      Gould as a member of the Trudeau cabinet bears responsibility for the many failures of that government–failure on fiscal management, failure on the environment, failure on housing, failure on the economy, and as noted previously, a damning failure on ethics. Back in 2015, former Liberal MP, Dan McTeague, described Trudeau as “an unserious mind, given to selfies, socks and sobbing, who likes to surround himself with YES men and YES women. Therein lies the story of Gould’s legacy as an MP–she is a total Trudeau sycophant.

    • Bob

      So you’re saying we made a mistake when we voted for Karina? because when she was first elected she too had NO track record. If Karina really stood for what she says she does, she would have resigned when her leader changed course on his election reform. On when he said he supports women, yet fired his indigenous minister and coaxed her to lie. Or when GHG went up under the Liberal government that she is such an environmentalist.
      The list could go on and on about her diligence.

  • Carol Victor

    Nothing progressive about conservatives, they are no longer the party of Bill Davis this party has taken on so much of what is happening south-of the border, they will take us backward not forward…90,000 jobs created is nothing to sneeze at, CERB helped millon of people and saved our economy from going under…Liberals did a great job.

  • Donna Lavery

    She sounds like our MPP …remember Jane McKenna standing up in the Ontario Legislature reading ‘Chicken Little’

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