The News invited every candidate running in the May 9 election to sit down for an on-camera interview to address the most pressing local issues.
Below are interviews with candidates in the Abbotsford South riding. An NDP spokesperson said their candidate, Jasleen Arora, was unavailable during interview times after The News declined a request to provide questions in advance.
Abbotsford is split into three ridings, all of which have changed a little since the last election. Click here for a map of the Abbotsford-Mission riding. Click here for a map of Abbotsford South. Click here for a map of Abbotsford West.
Darryl Plecas (BC Liberal Party)
Part 1: Homelessness; Housing scarcity; overdose
Part 2: Government spending; Seniors’ care; Negative politics; What government could have done better
Aird Flavelle (Green Party)
Part 1: Affordable housing; Bridge tolls; Road pricing; Transportation
Part 2: Carbon taxes; Overdose crisis;Paying for preschool promise; ALR regulations
Ron Gray (Christian Heritage Party)
Part 1: Christian principles in public life; Co-op housing; Shrinking government
Part 2: Vouchers for education; seniors’ care