Westshore Business

A conversation with Alistair MacGregor - NDP MP Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

May 25, 2020

We review the last couple of months

- staff & constituent concerns

- we're now at the "beginning of the middle"

- new concerns:

  1. how do we re-build?
  2. what is the new normal?
  3. how to transition the federal programs to a "new normal"

- non-partisan cooperation has been extra-ordinary

- no playbook for this economy

- program tweaking & feedback was acted on immediately

 

Post Covid Economy 

- health crisis needs to be under control

- must consider deficit management at some-time in the near future

- how to strengthen broken supply chains within Canada

- strengthening manufacturing sector & economic resiliency

- shop local

- we chat food security  (Alistair is the NDP critic for Agriculture & Rural Economic Development) / establish strong local food hubs / localized food production

 

Mental Health Issues 

- we chat about numerous community reactions including First Nations & long-term care homes