Oct 12, 2020 at 11:32 pm
Shannon Thompson asks the Kamloops-North Thompson, Kamloops-South Thompson Candidates
How important do you think it is to have our MLA be a member of the party that forms government
Absolutely critical. Having a MLA who has a direct voice into policy and decisions being made for our region is extremely important. It's very difficult to influence decisions or champion change as a member of the opposition.
Having a local MLA in the legislature's governing caucus provides for opportunities for that MLA to advocate strongly for her constituents, knowing that her fellow caucus members will listen carefully and respond. I am running because I listen to all members of our community and as a government MLA would be in a position to push for those policies that meet the needs of all.