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Independent candidate releases her priorities

Charlene Sylvestre focused on environment, health care and education
Independent candidate Charlene Sylvestre supports a cap and trade system to help fight climate change. (File)

Independent candidate Charlene Sylvestre has released her platform, which includes her stances on several major issues.


To reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing a cap and trade system that all provinces and territories are mandated to follow. A cap and trade system will regulate the GHG emissions produced by factories and corporations each year. This will shift the burden of paying for GHG emissions away from Canadian citizens and place it on the companies that are the primary contributors to emissions.

Health Care 

To protect Canadians and reduce long term costs that result when an illness is not detected and managed in its early stages. It is important to increase federal funding to all provinces and territories within Canada. By increasing funding of the Canadian health care system, provinces and territories will be held at a federal standard of care. Early diagnostic screening tools such as PET, MRI and CT scanners should be freely accessible to all Canadians that require them. Also, increase federal funding to municipal health units that provide Canadians with free access to education and early detection testing for various ailments such as pap tests and other STD screening tools.


Allow Canadian students access to post-secondary training in industries that are in demand and geared towards sustainable energy solutions. Through alliances with community partners, Canadian colleges and universities will be able to develop programs that provide students with the tools they need to be effective in their field.

Direct Democracy and Universal Access to Information

In order to have a successful direct democracy within Canada, it is important that Canadians have access to accurate and up to date information on issues and policies that affect them. This will help citizens make informed decisions when it comes to voting on issues that affect them.