Thanks for reaching out with this information and questions. The statistics you provide below are shocking and elected leaders must work hard to ensure our communities are safe, inclusive and welcoming to everyone without exception. I applaud community organizations like PFlag Canada for their advocacy, peer support and resources they offer. If elected I will support and participate in Pride-related initiatives. Hate speech, misinformation and even false information is a threat for many within Renfrew County and something we all need to work hard to address. Our municipal leaders have to be committed to our Community Safety and Well-Being plans, plus working with inclusive committees, task forces, community groups and advocacy groups to increase awareness and understanding. I am committed to learning more about 2SLGBTQ issues, building relationships and training.
If there are any other questions please don't hesitate to reach out.