VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to Justin Trudeau?

Council and mayoral hopefuls asked what they would say to the Prime Minister

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 Justin Trudeau, 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’d thank him for stepping up to show that a new generation can also be represented in leadership and ask him about what he thinks about BC’s role in the landscape of Canada’s future.

Moe Gill

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

Eric Nyvall

I’d ask him if he ever thought the blowback on the small business tax increases would be so huge. Then I’d ask him how he balances being a young father with the job.

Gerda Peachey

I would remind our Prime Minister that he is a mere mortal who occupies his earthly pedestal for a time, but God our creator is on His throne forever. Trudeau harms himself and Canadians when he works to erase God from the public square.

Nadine Snow

How much federal funding can we expect to see in the creation of affordable housing 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…(word limit exceeded)

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Council candidates

Jas Anand

no answer

Bruce Banman

Your Dad was in power shortly after the 2 lane #1 Freeway was built in Abbotsford, it hasn’t changed much since. We are the west’s biggest trade route, it’s time… (word limit exceeded)

Les Barkman

How would you grade your term so far as PM and who influences your thought

process.

Sandy Blue

Send Fed $ now:

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

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

Kelly Chahal

Ask the Federal Government to work with Provincial Government to provide us infrastructure money assist with our transportation plan, expedite the widening of highway, and provide money for housing

Vince Dimanno

Listen to your citizens. You had the ability to spend billions of tax dollars buying a pipeline, but you didn’t have the right. It was an unethical expense.

Brenda Falk

Make Hwy 1 widening a priority for the movement of goods and services. Ensuring that funding opportunities allow for unique needs of community.

Aird Flavelle

We need legislation to permit provincial healthcare systems to help the mentally ill!

2. We can eliminate poverty with basic minimum incomes for families rather than all those complex social support payments.

Harvey Jongsma

no answer

Dave Loewen

I would remind him of that 2-hour drive he had to Abbotsford last year, and inform him that the freeway built in 1965 has not been modified since; time to collaborate … (word limit exceeded

Harry Manocha

Make tougher laws that will make it harder for criminals to operate.

Paul Redekopp

We need federal money to widen our freeway from whatcom to 264, Homelessness is on the rise we need shelters and program funding.

Josh Reynolds

Decisions on pipeline, summer grants, and other issues are having detrimental and alienating affects on our community. You need to work harder to serve all voters, not just your voters.

Patricia Ross

Transportation improvements of Hwy 1 through to Chilliwack to move goods and people better, more investment in clean energy.

Dave Sidhu

I would remind him of the richness of diversity that represents Abbotsford. From the South Asian community to the Mennonite community, there is much Canada can be proud of right here … (word limit exceeded)

Ross Siemens

Outline the importance of Highway 1 widening. Encourage federal funding for Fraser River dike upgrades. Request sustainable funding for our Housing and Homelessness Coordination.

Lawrence Tilley

It would be unrepeatable.

Dao Tran

Tax rebate to city to work on City programs

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