Here’s who’s running on the North Shore in the 2019 federal election

Your guide to North Shore federal ridings and a Q&A with candidates

West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country

For a time, the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country was the riding with the longest name in the country. That honour has since passed to another tongue-challenging locale, but the riding remains both demographically and geographically diverse, and includes the communities of West Vancouver, Gibsons, Sechelt, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Bowen Island.

The riding was for a time considered a Conservative stronghold but has swung back and forth between Liberals and Conservatives in the past 15 years.

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With the incumbent, Liberal Pam Goldsmith-Jones, not running this time, the election is very much up for grabs and will be important for whichever party wants a shot at forming government, according to political pundits.

Over a third of the riding’s population of approximately 119,000 lives in West Vancouver.

Voters in the riding are older than average, with a median age of 46. Seniors (65 and older) make up almost 22 per cent of the population.

Households in this riding are also richer than average. The median total income of households was $75,449 in 2015.

People's Party of Canada

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Name: Robert (Doug) Bebb

Age: 62

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
Withdraw from Paris Accord and abandon unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions. Abolish the Liberal government’s carbon tax and leave it to provincial governments to adopt programs to reduce emissions if they want to.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Substantially lower the total number of immigrants and refugees Canada accepts every year, from 350,000 to between 100,000 and 150,000, depending on economic and other circumstances. This will reduce pressure on housing prices as well as lower medical wait times and reduce school overcrowding. 

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
Appoint a Minister of Internal Trade whose sole responsibility will be to conduct studies, raise public awareness, counteract the influence of special interests that benefit from interprovincial barriers, and put pressure on provincial governments to get rid of them.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Get rid of the deficit in two years through spending cuts and fiscal prudence. Spending cuts will include: corporate welfare ($5 billion to $10 billion), foreign development aid ($5 billion), CBC ($1 billion), equalization payments, and funding for programs that are provincial or municipal responsibilities.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Repeal any existing legislation or regulation curtailing free speech on the internet and prevent the reinstatement of Section 13 of Canadian Human Rights Act. Repeal C-16 and M-103. Withhold federal funding from any post-secondary institution shown to be violating freedom of expression of its students or faculty.

Candidate’s website: bebb2019ppc.ca
Twitter: @DougBebb
Facebook: robert.bebb.7359

Independent

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Name: Terry Grimwood

Age: 67

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
A floating bridge to Sunshine Coast. PEI’s Confederation Bridge yearly replaces the ferry service that caused 16 million litres of fuel and the release of 44,000 tons of carbon dioxide. Convert pleasure boats to electric/hydrogen fuels. Airplanes converted to electric. Support a terra power program.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Encourage Canada’s pension funds to provide mortgage money to build housing for seniors, students, and families. We have the talented builders. We have the land. We have the architects. Let’s invest our pension funds in our communities.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
Build a floating bridge to Sunshine Coast. All concrete construction should use the carbon cure method. We will not meet our climate goals without one.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Avaricious pension fund leadership ($5.2 million salary). Pension funds: Eighty nine per cent of Canadian pension funds are presently invested offshore – $700 billion to $800 billion that could be working in Canada, almost a trillion dollars invested outside of Canada.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Making sure that Canadians force our pension funds to invest in Canada. Believe in Canada. Almost a trillion dollars that could be building Canada.

Candidate’s website: https://canada-fresh.ca/
Twitter: N/A
Facebook: N/A

Rhinoceros Party

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Name: Gordon Jeffrey

Age: 32

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
Strict packaging laws to shift pressure from customers to companies and encourage eco-friendly packaging, overhaul of recycling programs to prevent our plastic from being incinerated overseas, massive fines for illegal dumping, and tax rebates for large home garden plots.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
I support a first-time home buyers tax credit, providing incentives to build affordable housing (not dormitory-style housing for temporary foreign workers), and a steep increase in the foreign buyers tax.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
Increased funding toward public transportation. More efficient and increased services will result in increased ridership.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Corporatism running rampant. I will attempt to crack down on the skirting of tax laws and abuse of foreign tax havens, remove deferred prosecution options recently weaseled into legislation, increase corporate criminal liability, and stop any and all bailouts.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Restoration of faith in Canadian democracy, accountability of its active participants, and non-partisan representation of the people. I want lobbying and pay-for-play politics banned in all forms, increased penalties for corruption, increased investigative powers to root out corruption, and electoral reform.

Candidate’s website: N/A
Twitter: N/A
Facebook: facebook.com/BCRhinoParty

Conservative Party

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Name: Gabrielle Loren

Age: 58

Residence in riding?
No. I lived 53 years in the riding, but currently live on the North Shore [North Vancouver].

How will you and your party address climate change?
Investigate and apply green technology to reduce carbon emission: green technology investment and construction; energy saving performance contracting for building green homes; national energy corridor project, minimizing environmental impact as clean energy is distributed; green home tax credit; and green public transit.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Use federal lands to build a variety of housing, remove the stress test from mortgage renewals, increase the amortization period, and investigate money laundering in the industry. I will advocate for tax credits for purpose-built rentals, and promote Conservative plan tax credits (green home, universal tax).

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
Prioritize projects that lower commute times and provide alternative mass transit options to reduce car use. Advocate for reliable net-zero emission forms of transport, such as buses, commuter trains, and electrict transport. I will also investigate potential third crossing that’s environmentally friendly, and reduces congestion.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Competing (yet inter-connected) concerns for environment, ways of life, and affordability. I will advocate for a transition strategy to move toward renewable energy and green technology while growing the economy, and putting more money in the pockets of Canadians so they can get ahead.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Complete reform of the tax system. Need to streamline and simplify the system, removing obsolete taxes, and duplication. The current act (1972) needs to address modern circumstances (e-commerce), expanded global trade, and investment for multinational companies that provide services to Canada but do not pay taxes in Canada.

Candidate’s website: votegabrielleloren.ca
Twitter: @gabriellemloren
Facebook: GabrielleMLoren

Green Party

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Name: Dana Taylor

Age: 69

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
The Greens’ “Mission: Possible” charts an ambitious science-based path for reducing CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by 2030, essential for Canada to do its part in keeping average global temperature rise below the 1.5 degree “tipping-point.” Plan begins with breaking our dependency on fossil fuels, including a full stop to pipelines.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Consistent with the Green Party’s national platform, will work to increase National Housing Co-Investment Fund for new builds and Canada Housing Benefit for rent assistance for 125,000 households country-wide, each by a targeted $750 million. Personal priority: expanding and updating mechanisms for financing co-op housing.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
Main focus: expanding and improving mass transit systems and infrastructure, including restoring our rail system to active use. Will also work to improve integration of all transportation modes with province’s ferry system with goal of reducing single-vehicle volume.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
The Bank of Canada has identified global warming as greatest threat to Canada’s economy. Transitioning to a green economy will require fundamental changes in how we live and do business. The Greens are calling on all leaders to put partisan bickering aside and work together in making those changes.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
My personal priority is to put my past experience as an advocate and builder of consensus between industry, government and the public to work in bridging differences and in doing what I can to civilize the tone and improve the functionality of government – to “help save democracy from politics.”

Candidate’s website: DanaTaylor.ca
Twitter: @DanaTaylor4MP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danataylorgreen/

Liberal Party

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Name: Patrick Weiler

Age: 33

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
The Pan-Canadian Framework provides an excellent foundation to build on to fight climate change, including a national price on carbon, phasing out coal-fired electricity, historic investments in public transit, electric cars and renewable energy. We’ll build on this to exceed our 2030 targets, hitting net-zero emissions by 2050.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
We now have a $55-billion national housing strategy that I will draw on to create local solutions. Will include purpose-built rental, making federal lands available for supportive housing, finding innovative solutions like co-operative housing. Increase first-time home buyer incentive to nearly $800,000.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
Advocate for part of $31 billion in funding the Liberals have put forward to bring in transport solutions in partnership with municipal and provincial governments. Work to connect communities in the riding – up and down Sea-to-Sky and across Howe Sound, focusing on public transportation.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Transition from fossil fuel-based economy of the present to the clean energy economy of the future. We will cut taxes on clean tech companies by 50 per cent to help us capitalize on the transition with this $2.5-trillion annual economic opportunity, create good jobs, and fight climate change.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
My focus will always be to take effective action to address the priorities of my constituents. These priorities are creating more affordable housing, solving transportation issues, tackling labour shortages in critical areas, protecting sensitive environmental areas and continuing to scale up our response to climate emergency.

Candidate’s website: patrickweiler.ca
Twitter: @PatrickBWeiler
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickBWeiler/

NDP

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Name: Judith Wilson

Age: 67

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
We will declare a climate emergency and create 300,000 jobs in energy retrofits, manufacturing of electric vehicles, transit projects, production of solar and wind projects and lead by example in the operation of government. No more oil and gas subsidies. Carbon pricing to continue with emissions targets set in law.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
To address crisis in housing affordability the NDP will build 500,000 new affordable housing units. As it will take time to get these built, in the meantime tenants paying more than 30 per cent of their gross income on rent will be eligible for a renters grant of up to $5,000.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
The NDP wants to make public transit more available and more convenient to assist in efforts to cut our emissions. I will work with each community to tailor improvements that make sense whether rural or urban. The NDP will also put $30 million to help bring down ferry fares.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Foster entrepreneurship and support a Canadian start-up culture, focus on helping Canadian companies in all regions commercialize new technologies and scale up, train, retain highly skilled Canadian workforce needed to support industry growth and bolster competitiveness on world stage.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
My priorities are climate action, pharmacare, dental care and child care. As MP my focus will be to ensure that our riding receives its fair share of government funding for housing, transit, tourism and economic development while not neglecting our commitment to follow recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Candidate’s website: judith.wilson.ndp.ca
Twitter: @JudithWilsonBC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JudithWilsonBC/?ref=py_c


North Vancouver

Though the Liberals won North Vancouver by a landslide in 2015, the riding has spent eight of the last 11 terms held by the Conservatives, or their right-of-centre predecessors.

It frequently lands on pundits’ “riding-to-watch” lists because it tends to be a bellwether for the country as a whole.

The average age of a North Vancouver voter is 41.9.  The median after-tax income of households in 2015 was $69,610.

NDP

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Name: Justine Bell

Age: 39

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
We can’t afford to wait. We will end all fossil fuel subsidies and reinvest those billions of dollars into green and clean technology and infrastructure – creating good jobs. We will legislate science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets, retrofit buildings, scrap sales taxes on electric vehicles and invest in public transit.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
We have a housing crisis. We must act now. The NDP will build 500,000 new affordable rental units across the country, including social and co-op housing. We will waive federal taxes on affordable housing developments and introduce fast-start funds to streamline affordable housing development applications.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
It’s time for rapid transit! Through massive investments in transit infrastructure. We will work as active and supportive partners with our incredible provincial and municipal governments. We will develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for the North Shore. Our efforts will focus on a made-in-Canada approach that creates jobs.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Locally, transportation and real estate are the biggest hurdles for our small businesses. Nationally, climate change and income inequality are the challenges of our time. The NDP’s platform is the most holistic approach to tackling these issues. We have realistic and costed approaches. It’s time to invest in our future.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
I have a young daughter, addressing the climate emergency is my number 1 priority. As a renter struggling to afford to live here in North Van, affordable housing and child care are also top of mind. I will do everything I can to fight for an inclusive and sustainable future.

Candidate’s website: justinebell.ndp.ca
Twitter: twitter.com/justinegbell
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justinebellforNorthVan/

People's Party of Canada

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Name: Azmairnin Jadavji

Age: 55

Residence in riding?
No. West Vancouver.

How will you and your party address climate change?
The world’s climate has always changed and will continue to change. We reject the alarmism and will focus on concrete improvements to mitigate against it. Prioritize implementing practical solutions to make Canada’s air, water and soil cleaner, including bringing clean drinking water to remote First Nations communities.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
We are a world class city with a limited amount of land. Housing will be more expensive here than elsewhere. There are changes that can be made at the federal level to reduce the burden on North Vancouverites – reduce immigration; lower tax bills; target money laundering; monetary policy.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
We will need to make continuing large-scale investments in our highway and road systems. With a major federal port located in North Vancouver, it is in the national interest, and the federal government should contribute a sizable share to fund it.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Canada’s business climate is less and less welcoming to investors, entrepreneurs and innovators who grow the economy by creating jobs and prosperity. More government intervention in the economy is not the answer to our economic challenges. One answer is to eliminate the capital gains tax to encourage and reward risk

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
To stand up for free speech and work to repeal acts (Section 13) that censor what people may find politically incorrect. Work to recognize the education and specialized skills of our newcomers so that they have a fair chance at jobs, housing and education and are set up to succeed.

Candidate’s website: https://www.azmairnin2019.ca/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/azmairnin2019?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/azmairnin2019/

Green Party

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Name: George Orr

Age: 72

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
The Green Party will act swiftly and decisively to move Canada away from the fossil fuel economy and into the prosperous sustainable future that science tells us is still achievable.
Redirection of massive oil subsidies into Green research and technology will create the economic pathway.
Also, no TMX pipeline expansion!

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Create a federal Ministry of Housing and legislate the fundamental right to a home. Green will create a target of 25,000 new homes and 15,000 renovations every year for the next decade as we move towards net zero standards.
We will create and enable financial tools to support non-market housing.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
We must move rapidly to create and support a larger fleet of electric buses and rapid transit systems to help commuters see the advantage in leaving their car at home. A rapid transit system from Vancouver, servicing the North Shore and up to Squamish is a major priority.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
The climate crisis is the major security issue facing Canadians. Critical environmental events mount. We have lost much of the pine forest. We are losing the salmon. Our waterfront faces rising sea levels.
The looming impacts of the economy are devastating. Taking Canada off carbon rapidly is the only solution.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
My priority is to genuinely listen to the 100,000 young folk who have stood up, and act decisively on their behalf. The move off carbon and onto other sources of power will create wealth and opportunity for everybody. I want our grandchildren to thrive in the coming decades.

Candidate’s website: www.georgeorrgreenparty.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NorthVan_Greens
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/North-Vancouver-Federal-Greens-1518404381763402/

Conservative Party

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Name: Andrew Saxton

Age: 55

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
The key to fighting climate change is investing in new green technologies and taking the climate change fight global. We will do this by focusing on emissions-reducing technology. We will also work to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of electric vehicles by investing in new battery technology.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
A Conservative government will work with all levels of governments to reduce regulations that discourage home construction. We will fix the mortgage stress test and increase the amortization period to make home buying more affordable. Finally, we will launch an inquiry into money laundering in the real estate sector.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
We need to bring all three levels of government together to invest in transportation infrastructure to fix congestion in North Vancouver. As your MP I will also advocate to extend the SkyTrain to the North Shore, making it more convenient for you to use public transit.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
The threat of a global recession. A Conservative government will stimulate the economy by introducing a universal tax cut and by investing in new green technologies and infrastructure. We will make it a priority with the U.S. to resolve the softwood lumber dispute to grow B.C. jobs.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Help bring down our emissions by resolving the traffic problem on the North Shore. We need to encourage people to get out of their cars with a new rebate on transit passes and by investing in new and better public transportation.

Candidate’s website: andrewsaxton.ca
Twitter: @Andrewesaxton
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewesaxton/

Liberal Party (Incumbent)

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Name: Jonathan Wilkinson

Age: 54

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
Our party recently announced its plan to target net-zero emissions by 2050. Working with municipalities, provinces, territories, and Indigenous communities, we developed the first Canadian climate plan with over 50 detailed measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, putting us on a path to achieving and exceeding our Paris targets.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Our government re-established a federal role in affordable housing, launching a $40-billion National Housing Strategy. We also introduced a First Time Home Buyers’ Incentive to create a path to homeownership. I personally successfully advocated for an increase to this incentive for Metro Vancouver where real estate is more expensive.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
I worked actively with municipal and provincial partners to address north shore transportation challenges — increasing Seabus sailings, improving bus services and funding significant work on Highway 1. I also brought federal funding to the table to launch a detailed business case for bringing rapid transit to the North Shore.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
We need both short- and long-term plans for economic growth to build a prosperous future for our children. Key pillars of our economic plan include historic investments in infrastructure and in families, diversifying Canada’s trade relationships, and fostering industries of the future like clean technology and digital technologies.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Continuing to fight climate change, using my background as a clean-tech CEO to help ensure we economically benefit from a thoughtful transition to a lower-carbon future. Keep acting as a strong voice for the interests of North Vancouverites in Ottawa on important local issues such as transportation and housing.

Candidate’s website: www.jonathanwilkinson.ca
Twitter: @JonathanWNV
Facebook: @JonathanWilkinsonNorthVancouver

 

Burnaby North-Seymour

The Burnaby North-Seymour electoral district was created ahead of the 2015 election. It straddles Burrard Inlet, covering most of Burnaby north of Lougheed Highway and a large swath of eastern North Vancouver.

Liberal incumbent Terry Beach rode a nationwide red wave in 2015 to earn nearly 19,000 votes and 36 per cent support, besting the NDP by more than 3,400 ballots and the Conservatives by more than 4,300.

This election, the Trans Mountain pipeline looms over this riding larger than any other in the country, and the candidates have presented a full spectrum of views on it.


Liberal Party (Incumbent)

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Name: Terry Beech

Age: 38

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
Addressing climate change and protecting our environment has been a top priority of our government. Click here for more on this. We put a price on pollution and will reach net-zero emissions with five-year legally binding targets, ban single-use plastics, protect our oceans and lead the world on climate change.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Our $55+ billion National Housing Strategy will fund new affordable units across the housing spectrum. We’ll reduce homelessness, fund co-ops, Indigenous, seniors and student housing. Flexible funding allows our community to get creative and meet our individual needs. We will fund the RCMP, FINTRAC and CRA to combat money laundering.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
We added $60 million to the Lower Lynn Improvements to reduce east-west commutes by 40 per cent by 2021 and north-south by 25 per cent. We will fund the most ambitious transportation and transit infrastructure program in our history. We’ve also funded a $250,000 feasibility study on expanding rapid transit to the North Shore.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
The biggest issue facing our economy is that despite strong economic growth, the lowest unemployment in 50 years, and an all-time low poverty rate, many Canadians are still feeling the pressure from rising costs of living. We’re committed to making life more affordable. Click here to learn more.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
I got into politics to help people. We must continue to build a strong economy, protect the planet, restore the environment and make life more affordable. I want my daughter, and your family to have more opportunities and an optimistic outlook for the future. Click here to read more.

Candidate’s website: terrybeech.ca
Twitter: @terrybeech
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terryjamesbeech/

Libertarian

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Name: Lewis Clarke Dahlby

Age: 65

Residence in riding?
No. Port Coquitlam.

How will you and your party address climate change?
Climate change is a huge hoax perpetrated by mostly well-meaning, ignorant people. They want to bring about a one-world socialist government. The ocean has risen 390 feet since the peak of the last ice age, 20,000 years ago and is barely rising now at three millimetres per year. Scam!

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
I would pressure provincial and local governments to reduce taxes, fees and unnecessary regulations on homes. Sell CBC and save $1,100 million per year, pull out of the UN, and eliminate all foreign aid and save $2,400 million per year and use the money to house the poor and homeless.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
I would build a brand-new second narrows bridge alongside the existing one, with six lanes north and six lanes south. Going south you’d have three lanes in tunnel, two for McGill and two for Hastings. Going north, three lanes for the Cut, two for Main westbound, two for Main eastbound, etc.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
The existential threat facing young people is the huge federal and provincial government debt. The baby boomers are now retiring, not creating wealth, but expecting CPP, OAS and other government benefits at the same time they are increasing the financial strain on the health-care system. Total debt is over a trillion dollars.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Make democracy legitimate because at its very best it would reflect the will of the majority which is three wolves and a sheep taking a vote on what they will have for dinner. Solution is to allow people to opt out of imposed democracy, such as slavery and choose liberty.

Candidate’s website: N/A
Twitter: N/A
Facebook: N/A

People's Party of Canada

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Name: Rocky Dong

Age: N/A

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
PPC believes climate change, so we will: 1. Invest in adaptation strategies if problems arise as a result of any natural climate change. 2. Prioritize implementing practical solutions to make Canada’s air, water and soil cleaner, including bringing clean drinking water to remote First Nations communities.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
1. lower income tax, cut carbon tax, eliminate capital gain tax, abolish supply management to put more money in your pocket. 2. lower immigration numbers to cap 150,000 legal immigrants, more than 50 per cent economic class immigrant,so they are able to find a decent paid job. 3. work with municipal and provincial government to find solution.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
I will listen and discuss with municipal and provincial government to seek the solution for the transportation issue. I think North Vancouver need sky train to connect to Burnaby or Vancouver. It will not only mitigate the congestion but also lower the emissions and protect the environment.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Our country has almost $700-billion debt and needs to pay more than $26 billion for interest this year. The current government project to put another $94 billion deficit for the next four years. PPC promises to balance the budget in two years.We believe lowering taxes and encouraging the investment to boost economy.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
1. Boosting local economy and creating jobs, especially in the field of high tech and environmental friendly technology.  2. Working with municipal and provincial government to seek the solution for housing problem. 3. Putting more resources to protect safety of our community. 4. Environment protection. 5. Helping new immigrant to find a decent job.

Candidate’s website: https://ppcburnabynorthseymour.nationbuilder.com/
Twitter:  @Rocky4PPC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rocky.dong.3

Green Party

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Name: Amita Kuttner

Age: 28

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
We must have a just transition to a green economy, putting people first. This means switching immediately to renewables, and ensuring retraining in that process. Support for local preparedness, as well as the mitigation of, and adaptation to, the effects of extreme weather are also critical components of our plan.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
The Green National Housing Strategy includes redefining housing as a human right. We support investing in every kind of housing need, including non-market and co-op, as well as market, student, and seniors housing. We also support the implementation of a Guaranteed Livable Income.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
I will fight for federal funding to support projects that provide expanded and fixed-link transit to and from the North Shore, as well as multi-modal solutions to our ongoing traffic problems like increasing access to public transit, safe bike routes, and roadway usability.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
The threat of artificial intelligence and automation to the job market will fundamentally change the way we live and work. We will push for GLI, free education and training programs, job market tracking, and ethics and safety regulation for emerging technologies. We have to make sure this change is beneficial.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Ensuring our community has a voice in Ottawa. I will do this by constantly engaging, to make sure I know what people are concerned about, what people want, and what our community needs. My mission is to represent everyone’s issues, not to only represent my party.

Candidate’s website: https://amitakuttner.ca
Twitter: @AmitaKuttner
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmitaKuttnerOfficial/

Independently*
*NOTE: Heather Leung was dropped as a candidate by the Conservative Party after deadline for ballot printing. Though the ballot will read "Conservative," the candidate has stated she will be running "independently."

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Name: Heather Leung

Age: 58

Residence in riding?
No, Burnaby-New Westminster.

How will you and your party address climate change?
We should love our planet as human beings. We should not exploit the natural resources. We may need to think about changing our consumption pattern. Government to offer incentive to encourage business and research in green technology. Climate change is global, all nations should work together.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
A government shall improve housing affordability by increasing the supply of land, making it easier for new units to come onto the market. The goverment should investigate inflation of housing price.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
The Liberal government could have spent the $4.5 billion on infrastructure like the Burnaby/North Van bridge/SkyTrain instead of buying the pipeline from Kinder Morgan. Building a bridge/SkyTrain that is not only accessible to people, but to keep the skilled workers and business in the riding.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
N/A

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
The Liberals might have opened the doors to the legalization of drugs. If elected, I will not approve any additional liberalization of Canadian laws to allow illicit drug use.

Candidate’s website: heatherleung.ca
Twitter: N/A
Facebook: N/A

NDP

Here’s who’s running on the North Shore in the 2019 federal election _4

Name: Svend Robinson

Age: N/A

Residence in riding?
Yes.

How will you and your party address climate change?
The climate crisis is the most important issue facing our communities and our planet. We must move to a bold and transformative green economy, and meet the IPCC targets for 2030 and 2050, while respecting workers and indigenous peoples. The future of our children and grandchildren depends on this.

How will you and your party address housing affordability in your riding?
Housing must be a fundamental human right, and if the market cannot deliver decent affordable housing then the federal government, in partnership, must build energy efficient co-operative, rental, seniors, student and disabled persons’ housing. We must also take on money laundering and speculation that drives up the cost of housing.

How would you address transportation issues in your riding?
This is the number 1 issue I am hearing on the doorstep in the North Vancouver part of my riding. I will work hard with local and provincial governments for robust and predictable federal funding for public transit, better bus service, support cyclists, and fixed link crossing to North Shore.

What is the most pressing issue facing the Canadian economy and how will your party address it?
Most pressing issue is the climate crisis and growing inequality and rising cost of living. We need a national pharmacare plan and expanded medicare, national $10-a-day child care, affordable housing, support for post-secondary education moving to tuition free, and also electoral reform to help move these priorities forward.

What would be your top personal priority if elected?
Working across party lines and with key partners including the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations and local community leaders such as Erian Baxter in Deep Cove to stop the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Over 400 tankers a year, one spill would be devastating. We must move to renewable energy.

Candidate’s website: www.svendrobinson.com
Twitter: @Svend4MP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Svend4MP

Independent*

*Independent candidate Robert Taylor could not be reached.


The election is set for Oct. 21.

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