This post is the seventh in a series in which we reached out to municipal candidates to ask their heritage platform. Responses will be posted in the order received.
The seventh to respond was Linden Crain, Candidate for Amherstburg Town Council. The responses are in the candidate’s own words only slightly edited in a way that doesn’t in any way change what they said.
1) Amherstburg’s heritage is what makes our community unique. If elected, I’m eager to support projects that protect our historic buildings and areas, while also ensuring we can revive those that are neglected in a financially responsible manner. I also support adaptive reuse because it helps bring new life into our existing structures. When pursuing adaptive reuse projects, we need to ensure adequate funding is available and we seek upper-level government support. We must continue to work hand-in-hand with developers to provide the best outcomes to our buildings without turning investment away.
2) Speaking of celebrating Amherstburg’s history and heritage, one of my favourite memories has to be my experience co-organizing General Amherst High School’s 100 Year Celebration. On May 14, thousands of past students and staff, along with the current classes, took part in this one-day event celebrating a century of teaching excellence. Our event was bittersweet as the school closes this fall and North Star prepares to welcome the class of 2023.
Picture of Linden Crain from his Facebook page. Click here
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