VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to John Horgan?

Council and mayoral hopefuls asked what they would say to the Premier

We gave each council and mayoral candidate a questionnaire asking for their opinions and thoughts on a range of questions. We also instituted a strict word limit, with mayoral candidates given more room. Those who went over were told they would be cut off.

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Question: As a councillor, if you had five minutes alone in a room with John Horgan, what would you say?

Mayoral candidates

Henry Braun

That Highway 1 needs to be widened yesterday. Without that widening, efficient public transit will not happen.

Trevor Eros

I would ask about his challenges when making decisions that impact all residents/visitors and what his advice for me would be if ever I made the leap from municipal to provincial leadership

Moe Gill

How to work together to improve the safety of our communities / province, homelessness, affordable housing, health care and transportation. These are the priorities we must focus on.

Eric Nyvall

I’d talk about our transport issues South of the Fraser. Both #1 and Rail for the Valley.

Gerda Peachey

I would suggest it is safer to transport Alberta’s oil by pipeline than by thousands of daily trains. And I’d ask him why his desired Proportional Representation is couched in such an oblique question. It looks suspiciously like he wants to confuse referendum voters.

Nadine Snow

How much provincial support can we expect in resolving the housing/homeless crisis in our city? What will you do to support a larger focus on recycling programs to make inclusive dwellings such as apartments, condos, strata owned residences? Would you support greater transparency in government, that is inclusive of the provincial… (word limit exceeded)

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Council candidates

Jas Anand

no answer

Bruce Banman

The congestion on the #1 has reached critical levels we need to widen it to 3 lanes to Hope. It’s no longer safe, something has to be done. We also … (word limit exceeded)

Les Barkman

Give the city some clarity on what and how the city will be effected by marijuana legalization.

Sandy Blue

Send Provincial $ now

– Improve transit & transportation. Reduce TCH commute times & increase family time

– Solve homelessness, poverty, child care & drug addiction issues

Kelly Chahal

Want to have a good relationship. Work with the Federal government in widening the highway, but also help with social justice issues such as housing and alleviate hospital wait times.

Vince Dimanno

Silence on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is the same as approval. It also means if you don’t get involved, BC will have no control over the outcome whatsoever.

Brenda Falk

Make Hwy 1 widening a priority, as well as transportation connections. Working in collaboration with federal govt. to develop and build the things OUR community needs

Aird Flavelle

Please fix our street-people! Social Services and healthcare, including mental health and addictions, are provincial, and you haven’t given us the revenue sources to deal with this issue!Harvey Jongsma

Dave Loewen

Thank him for funding received for social housing, and urge him to create an increased funding source, beyond property taxes, for municipal governments across BC.

Harry Manocha

Make judges tougher on drug and violent crime charges.

Paul Redekopp

Help ICBC by widening our freeway between whatcom and 264 lowering the 3 car accidents daily to near 0 thus saving everyone money.

Josh Reynolds

Expanding Highway 1 from Abbotsford to Chilliwack needs to become a provincial priority immediately – this is a crucial transit link for the province, and expansion is long overdue.

Patricia Ross

Transportation improvements of Hwy 1 through to Chilliwack to move goods and people better, more investment in clean energy. Encouragement for renewed initiatives to protect agricultural industry.

Dave Sidhu

The continued / escalated expansion of highway one is crucial to the well-being of all British Columbians. We are a coordinator for the transportation of goods and highway one is insufficient … (word limit exceeded)

Ross Siemens

Encourage coordination with Federal government on Highway 1, Fraser River dike upgrades. Lobby for more transitional housing and request more funding for mental health and addictions.

Lawrence Tilley

Get your act together, common sense will out do gains.

Dao Tran

work together on heath care

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