The past 8 years have brought us unprecedented investments in our future. We've worked hard toward improving Cape Breton Regional Municipality's roads and sidewalks, rebuilding our healthcare infrastructure, modernizing our police and fire stations, and expanding our wastewater system. We've built a second berth to better capitalize on our tourism assets, expanded transit to ensure greater accessibility, all while reducing our debt and managing our resources.
This year, however, everything changed. COVID-19 has touched the entire world, and we are not immune. We have no cruise ships scheduled for 2020 and our tourism industry is hurting. Our airport is quiet and our university is facing uncertainties. We can and will rebuild, but it will take hard work, cooperation, and experience. I have worked with communities, business, and government to facilitate the amazing progress we've seen over the last 8 years and I can lead us through these uncertain times to prosperity ahead.