I support having a balanced approach … that takes care of everyone but not at the expense of anyone. Kyle Morton
Hi there! I'm Kyle.
Socially, I believe everyone should be allowed to do just about anything they please, so long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else, or limit anyone else’s ability to do their own things. I hold this especially dear as a bisexual man in a world where the rights of individuals to live and love as they please is still too often denied, though I am very thankful to live in Canada, where it feels almost like so many freedoms can be simply be taken for granted.
Fiscally, I consider myself very pragmatic. I don’t think there’s one “good” way to manage government finances, but there are a lot of wrong ways. In general, I think it’s sensible to try and save when times are good so that you can spend when times are bad. I also think it’s a good idea to compare any new expensive ideas to the benefit of lowering the taxes as a good baseline of if an idea is really worth it.
Fundamentally, I consider myself more of a listener than a talker though, so please feel free to reach out to chat with me! I definitely don’t have a monopoly on good ideas, and the best decisions come from hearing from a whole range of perspectives.
Affordable housing is a growing problem in Halifax that needs to be addressed quickly, because it’s only going to get worse the longer it’s left. It can be broken up into two smaller related problems: lack of available housing and the cost of that housing.
Transit within cities is complicated. There are many competing interests for any given strip of road, and a very limited amount of space to work with. While I don’t have a single solution to fixing all of Halifax’s transit woes, I have some guiding principles to make it work better.
Every level of government has a role to play in addressing climate change, and the Council is no different. While we can’t make big sweeping changes the same way the Federal or Provincial governments can, there’s still a lot we can do.