Kevin Eastwood (left, Green Party), Lynn Simcox (centre-left, Christian Heritage Party), Mike de Jong (centre-right, BC Liberals), and Preet Rai (right, NDP) sat down with The News to discuss local issues.

Kevin Eastwood (left, Green Party), Lynn Simcox (centre-left, Christian Heritage Party), Mike de Jong (centre-right, BC Liberals), and Preet Rai (right, NDP) sat down with The News to discuss local issues.

CANDIDATE VIDEOS: Abbotsford West politicians make their case for your vote

Four local candidates answered questions from The News about local issues

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 West riding. Libertarian candidate Dave Sharkey declined an invitation to be interviewed.

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.

Kevin Eastwood (Green Party)

Part 1: Affordable housing; Seniors care; Transportation and public transit

Part 2: Carbon tax; Fraser Valley food production; Mental health support

Mike de Jong (BC Liberal Party)

Part 1: Infrastructure spending; Political donations; bridge tolls

Part 2: Access to family physicians; Supportive housing; MSP premiums

Preet Rai (NDP)

Part 1: Affordable housing; Highway widening; Health care funding
Part 2: Seniors’ care; BC Hydro, ICBC rates; MSP premiums

Lynn Simcox (Christian Heritage Party)

Part 1: Christian concerns; Affordable housing;

Part 2: Seniors’ care; Abortion; MSP premiums

Candidate videos