Donna Barnett is the incumbent MLA in Cariboo-Chilcotin.
She submitted the following information to the Tribune as her running platform.
I am seeking re-election as the MLA for the Cariboo Chilcotin.
I am proud of the many accomplishments that have been fulfilled since my election in 2009.
I have enjoyed working jointly with the citizens of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Chilcotin to achieve these accomplishments.
These are some of our successes: The opening of Deni House, a 28 bed residential care home. Repaving of Mackenzie Avenue, opening of Eagles Nest Housing unit and the Strong Start Program for our children.
Funding of $3 million for the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition, upgrade to the airtanker base, the opening of Jubliee Place, and the TRU First Nations Gathering Place.
Funding for the extension of Williams Lake River Valley Trail, $200 million being invested in Cariboo Connector, and $2.6 million invested in Thompson Rivers University training programs.
Expanding the Driveable Program for seniors and partnering with United Way for Better at Home Program for our seniors.
Diversity in the economy with new revenue streams needs to occur to keep our economy strong.
Taxpayers can afford no more increases. Our forest industry is rebounding from the global economic downturn due in large part from the government finding new markets in China.
This downturn also impacted the tourism industry and ranching. All this effects small business which is a major employer.
We must continue to diversify our workforce.
We must continue to expand our Trades and Training programs. Expand opportunities and grow TRU University. Continue planning and upgrade the Cariboo Memorial Hospital.
Support our doctors and nurses, our education system, the mining industry, especially the New Prosperity Mine.
This will generate jobs, keep our young families home so we can once again have our schools expand.
Our greatest way to keep our communities safe, healthy and vibrant is through jobs and a strong economy.
Jobs and a strong economy creates the wealth to support all our great social programs, such as seniors support, youth programs, Education Health Care and many others we all enjoy.
I have worked extremely hard over the years to make this community and region a better place to live but there is much more to do.
With your continued support I will continue to work with all of you.