Updated: Sep 7, 2020
When Premier Higgs announced this election, he proceeded to wrap the front page of several newspapers in New Brunswick, with advertisements.
I looked into what doing that would have cost, and I estimate that he spent upwards of $75,000 on one day of newspaper ads.
There are a lot of places where that money could have been better spent in our province.
This got me thinking about campaign spending.
Here in our riding, Mr. Holder is relying on signage to help him win this election. I can't help but do the math each time I see one of his signs appear and think about how those campaign dollars could be put to better use.
Then I came up with an idea.
A week into my campaign, Kevin Vickers and I visited Crescent Valley to donate a bunch of hockey equipment to kids in that neighbourhood.
While I have a platform to speak from right now, I'm going to use it for some good.
So here it is. I’m going to make a donation of 1000 items to local food banks. That's going to come right out of my campaign budget. Help me spread the message to Portland-Simonds by liking and sharing our page.
To me, this is a much better investment than more signs. Besides, it speaks to how I will lead our city–by being proactive and coming up with ways to leverage opportunities.
Please share with your friends, no matter what their party colours are.