Media Release: Town of Lincoln releases 2022 Ontario election platform

Media Release: Town of Lincoln releases 2022 Ontario election platform

 

Lincoln, ON – (May 17, 2022) – The Town is pleased to release its policy and programming suggestions to candidates for the Provincial Election being held on June 2, 2022.

Town of Lincoln Council and staff continuously advocate to upper levels of government on behalf of Lincoln’s residents and businesses, with the goal of implementing key programming and policies that support economic growth and prosperity throughout our municipality.

“The Town of Lincoln continues to demonstrate that ongoing investments in Lincoln lead to greater prosperity and well-being not only in this community but also throughout Niagara and all of Ontario,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “That said, continued support is needed to reach our goal of creating a complete community and to achieve the growth targets set out by the Province.”

The highlights of the top Lincoln priorities are as follows:

  • A modern healthcare system through the fulfilment of the new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, that sufficiently meets the needs of West Niagara and our growing population.
  • Value-added Agriculture through ongoing financial support for Lincoln’s tourism and hospitality sector to support economic recovery, and diversifying on-farm uses to permit economic recovery and job creation.
  • Continued provincial funding to enable municipalities such as the Town of Lincoln to respond to the impacts of climate change, through Clean Lakes & Shoreline Protection, as well as improvements to provincial regulations to promote green infrastructure/low-impact development on public and private property
  • Investments in Parks, Recreation, Sport and Culture to address the challenges of innovating to make communities safer and more resilient, so that residents can access high-quality public spaces and programming that contribute to their overall health and well-being
  • Protecting the Greenbelt by focusing growth within the urban boundary, to continue to protect Lincoln’s specialty crop lands. 

“The Town of Lincoln is at a crossroads, and the future looks bright for this community,” added the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer Michael Kirkopoulos. “Our advocacy efforts with upper levels of government have resulted in funding to support our residents and business community, and we are grateful for the investments that have been made in Lincoln to date. This is an opportunity for Lincoln to share our key priorities with those seeking provincial office in 2022 and to ensure our voices continue to be heard.”

Further details on these priorities, funding and policy needs, and potential results are noted on the Town of Lincoln’s website, at www.lincoln.ca/advocacy. The web page is also a trusted source of information for Lincoln residents when engaging with the various provincial candidates.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205

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