One of five hopefuls for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party brought his province-wide campaign to our region on Tuesday.
Yasir Naqvi met with party faithful in Kapuskasing and Timmins.
He told My Kap-Hearst Now Dot Com that the three largest problems in the North are health care — especially the lack of doctors and nurses — affordable housing; and growing our resource extraction and processing capability to meet the demand for critical minerals for electric car batteries.
Those, he pointed out, are the views of a Southern Ontarian.
“I know what I know, but I also know what I don’t know,” he commented, “and for me, it’s really important, if I’m successful to become the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, to work with Northerners, to make sure the Northerners are the ones helping develop the plan.”
Besides the shortage of health professionals, Naqvi perceives other health care issues, too.
“Especially around the addiction and opioid crisis, so that these issues are being dealt with as a health issue, not a criminal justice issue.”
Below is the audio of our interview with Yasir Naqvi.