SALT Alberta Presents – Aaron Paquette on Transportation

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On September 11, 2018 SALT Alberta invited Councillor Aaron Paquette to discuss the issues that are important to Seniors.

 

In his role as City Councillor for Ward 4, Aaron sits on Executive Committee,  Utility Committee and the City Manager and City Auditor Performance Evaluation Committee.

 

He has sponsored the Council Initiative on Food Security, and has also  taken a leadership role working on the Child-Friendly Edmonton, End  Poverty Edmonton, Multiculturalism and Urban Isolation/Mental Health  initiatives.

 

Aaron lives in Brintnell with his wife Clarice and their four children.

 

Below you will find Aaron’ view on Transit in Edmonton and what he is in the process of asking what would take to provide free transit to every Edmontonian.

 

Interviewed by Global News Aaron stated

“This is a basic necessity for a thriving economy. We already know that it adds $700 million to our annual economy and so why wouldn’t we look at this? It would almost be naive and irresponsible to not at least consider it.”

 

But how should this be paid for? Aaron added

“It turns out that if we went solely with a property tax hike — which is not what I’m recommending — but if we did that, it would cost, on average, households $160 a year. And everybody gets free transit all the time.”

 

See what else Councillor Paquette has to say about this issue in the video above. You’ll also find other related media about Transit.