The Advance asked each candidate for their background and the same six questions.
Madiline Taylor is a clinical social worker by trade, and works with the whole gamut of people from families and couples to singles. Most of her work centres around the employment assistance program, working with people referred to her by the program.
Taylor is running for the Green Party because she says she has always had Green values. When Elizabeth May was starting her path in Nova Scotia, she was doing the same in New Brunswick with a concerned parents group. The group was fighting against forestry spray at the time.
"The Green Party reflects looking at things where we do protect our world, our climate and our people," she says.
What would you do regarding the Port Mouton Bay Fish Farm and how?
The Green Party does not agree with aquaculture in the open ocean, but is in favour of land-based aquaculture.
What would you do to boost the economics in this riding?
Taylor says it would be important to do consultations with the area. In talking with people, she found there was a lot of knowledge in this area but not necessarily a voice.
"I would work with people who would see what they feel could be created," she says, adding there are many good natural resources in the area, such as fisheries and forestry.
"Things may need to be done differently. Certainly the forestry has failed with big business running things, so I think we need to do things in a different way."
What do you think education needs in this riding?
Education throughout the province needs work, she says.
"We're finding Community College prepares people perhaps more for the workforce than university."
Taylor believes it might be worthwhile to advocate for a community college in Queens County.
She is not saying people should not go to university. However she says there should be better access to training in fields needed in the province so less people need to move out west.
The Green Party has no official stance on reducing tax says Taylor, but she believes they need to find a balance between taxes and essential services. She says reducing taxes should not be at the expense of essentials such as health care and housing.
"Our health will be deterred by not having the financial resources available."
With the ferry coming in, we have been told to prepare for an influx of tourists. What does that mean to you?
Taylor says when touring the riding she has seen economic impact the loss of the ferry has caused.
"It will make a big difference to have the ferry back on again," she says.
She added her American friends are eager to get back on the ferry to visit the area.
If you had to pick one more issue for the riding, what would it be and how would you address it?
Taylor says senior care needs to be addressed. There are far too many in hospitals that really need to be in long term care facilities, but are stuck on a waiting list.
"We have a huge population of seniors, one of the largest in Canada," she says.
She says it needs to be addressed immediately, especially if we are going to continue inviting them to move to our province.