Sixteen years of inadequate planning by Christy Clark and BC Liberals has gotten us to a place where the dream of home ownership is drifting out of reach for many. The effects of the BC Liberal’s misguided policies are felt much more strongly here at West Vancouver-Capilano.
2% of West Vancouver’s population has dropped since 2011. The housing crisis has driven our youth out of the North Shore. The district of Capilano has too experienced increasing housing prices. This drain brain will undermine the economic potential of the North Shore in the long-term. Unfortunately, our local MLA has been ineffective in protecting our community from the negative effects of hiking housing prices, hurting our youth and seniors on fixed incomes most substantially. The housing crisis has divided families, weakening our district’s sense of community.
If elected, I will join the BC NDP in effectively tackling the housing prices, by pushing for:
- Taxation of empty houses
- Taxation of foreign buyers
- Approval of more affordable units, increasing housing supply
BC’s New Democrats have been at the forefront of fighting for affordable housing for years through MLA David Eby’s incredible work and we will continue to be your champions in government on this critical issue.
If we want to keep a world where our younger generation can live and thrive in, we must take meaningful action on climate change and enforce environmental protections now.
That’s why the BC NDP has taken a strong stance in opposition to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Project and why the BC NDP has committed to a Climate Action Plan that environmental advocates are hailing as a plan that moves us in the right direction.
Along with our Power BC plan and our commitment to investing in public transportation infrastructure, the BC NDP’s platform strikes the right balance between moving our province in the right direction in terms of the environment and creating jobs by investing in the industries that support a greener economy.
Our children can enjoy a sustainable tomorrow, but only if we make the right choices today. British Columbians understand that environmental stewardship and a strong, diversified and sustainable economy go hand-in-hand. That’s why New Democrats are standing up for B.C. to ensure that we achieve our economic goals without sacrificing our environmental future.
It is time for us to move towards a sustainable vision for the future and a BC NDP government will do this for British Columbia.
We must ensure that the beauty and splendour of our environment will remain intact for generations to come.
It’s time to end the gridlock.
I believe with long-term planning and taking a wholistic approach, we can solve this problem. The solution should
include options like public transit, cycling, and walking, in addition to vehicle infrastructure. This will help us get vehicles off the road, so that those who need to drive can do so with less congestion.
Investment in transportation infrastructure will cut down congestion, keep our air clean and put thousands of people to work.
It’s time for the province to take a leadership role on this issue. The BC NDP is committed to keeping us moving forward.
John Horgan’s $10-a-day child care plan will help all families have affordable, quality child care.
Young families are faced with child care fees that are through the roof, if they can find space at all. Too often, they’re being asked to make impossible choices – to go to work or not, to be forced into care they aren’t sure is best for their kids.
Studies show the $10-a-day child care plan would pay for itself in increased employment and economic activity as we phase it in.
$10-a-day childcare would create nearly 70,000 jobs and support many more workers and businesses.
Children in British Columbia receive the second lowest education funding per student in Canada.
Since 2001, the BC Liberals have closed over 200 schools in British Columbia.
The worst part: rather than help our kids, Christy Clark gave a $236 million tax break to millionaires.
The North Vancouver Board of Education has voted to fully replace Handsworth Secondary: Trustees demand the Ministry of Education to fund full replacement. The Ministry refuses. Our local MLA has been ineffective in working with the Ministry to provide replacement funds. Our school Trustees must not take the burden of the MLA’s job. Our children’s basic safety rights are at stake, the Province cannot delay funding. My own daughter attended this Secondary. I will fight for Handsworth students to receive replacement funding.
BC seniors work hard all their lives and have paid into our healthcare system, but when they need it most, they ended up in a hallway.
Instead of reducing wait times and hiring more doctors, Christy Clark and BC Liberals have been giving huge tax cuts to the richest people in the province.
It’s time to invest in services for seniors, to ensure they’re there when you need them.
Traffic and Transit
West Vancouver-Capilano’s traffic rate has increased significantly during the past few years. This worrying trend has been a direct consequence of our local officials’ misguided planning. Traffic has undermined our people’s peace of mind: I believe the people of West Vancouver-Capilano deserve better. We must enact practical measures to undermine this growing trend of congestion, specifically in the Lions Gate Bridge area, including Capilano road and Marine Drive, from North Vancouver to West Vancouver. I will join the BC NDP to enable the government to provide the necessary funds to increase buses and transit services, effectively addressing our district’s traffic concerns.