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Municipal elections
are literally right around the corner!

  On October 20, we head to the polls and eco-socialists throughout the region are keen to have those who share our values win seats on their respective councils so they can strive to place people and the planet before profit!

Although SEA has no official endorsement policy, we still feel it is important to ensure progressive voices are heard at the municipal level. 

We encourage you to do the research necessary to make an informed decision on election day. 

To that end, we offer the following candidate details, for information purposes only. 
(We are not telling you who to vote for but just wanting to pass this information on to you at this critical time in the campaign!)      NOT SURE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE?
GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE:
https://elections.bc.ca/register-to-vote/ 

NEED MORE INFO ON VOTING / RESIDENCY / POLLING STATIONS?
GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE:
https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/city/municipal-election/information-for-voters.html

http://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/local-government/elections/2018-general-local-school-board-elections/information-for-voters.html  

FOR VICTORIA:


BEN ISITT
www.BenIsitt.ca/get_involved
Priorities:
  • Social Justice
  • Ecological Stewardship
  • Good Government
We've worked hard together for people and the planet at the grassroots level -- and now I need your help ensuring this perspective continues to resonate at City Hall and the CRD.



JEREMY LOVEDAY
www.JeremyLoveday.ca 
250-815-0370
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Twitter: @JeremyLoveday  
facebook.com/JeremyLovedayForVictoria 

Platform Priorities:
  • Fighting for affordable living and making sure everyone has access to housing, childcare, transportation options and recreational opportunities. 
  • Building a sustainable city where we are protecting the natural environment, taking climate action, and ensuring every neighbourhood is served by parks and green spaces.
  • Cultivating healthy communities where we invest in libraries, community centres and neighbourhood initiatives and prioritize meaningful, clear, and responsive public consultation
I bring a deep commitment to social justice and environment stewardship, and I have a proven track record of working with residents and community advocates to create progressive change. I hope you'll cast one of your votes for me for City Council and the CRD Board.


LAUREL COLLINS
www.togethervictoria.ca
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Priorities:
  • Addressing the housing crisis
  • Climate leadership and environmental protection
  • Improving multi-modal transportation in our city
  • Participatory democracy and including more voices in decision making
We are currently facing a housing crisis and we are at a critical time for our environment, and it is essential that we elect councillors willing to implement courageous policies to address these challenges. 

SARAH POTTS
www.togethervictoria.ca
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Priorities: 
  • Addressing the housing crisis
  • Action on accessibility, inclusivity, reconciliation
  • Compassionately addressing the opioid crisis
  • Climate action and environmental protection 
For years I have been working in our community on issues of affordability, social and environmental justice. I believe in the potential of this city and the power of council to act boldly to address the challenges we face. 


SHARMARKE DUBOW
www.togethervictoria.ca
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www.facebook.com/sharmarke.dubow/

Priorities
  • Affordability
  • Housing
  • Climate leadership and environmental protection 
  • Governance 
  • Making local government more accessible for everyone

I fled the civil war in Somalia and was a refugee for more than 20 years. Then Canada offered me a home. I want to serve as a Victoria city councillor to give people the same dignity and respect I was shown when I first arrived. I want to help create a more affordable, inclusive and thriving city.




JORDAN REICHERT
www.jordanreichert.ca
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Priorities:
  • Affordable housing
  • Mental health and addictions treatment 
  • Environmental and animal protection.
I am the only candidate with over a decade of experience locally working in mental health and addictions, and who represents the interests of animals in addition to people and the environment this election. 



The following are other candidates you may wish to consider who have backgrounds in social and environmental justice:
ROSE HENRY
GRACE LORE
RIGA GODRON

 

 

FOR SAANICH:


NATHALIE CHAMBERS
www.nathaliechambers.ca
250-893-4505
Twitter: SpiritofSaanich
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Protect What You Love: People, Planet and Place

Priorities:

  • Sustainable land use and Ecosystem Management
  • Affordable Housing and Retirement Facilities
  • Safe, livable roads, bike paths, sidewalks and neighbourhoods.
  • Good Governance and Bylaw Enforcement

In one year’s time, I hope to be working with the CRD to implement a regional farmland-trust. I also hope to be developing an aggressive plan to tackle housing affordability, including exploring innovative new responses to homelessness. By the end of my term, I hope Saanich will have the best local housing strategy implemented and a regional food-security plan in place.



DR. TEALE PHELPS BONDAROFF
www.teale.ca
778-678-8325
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http://www.facebook.com/Teale.Phelps.Bondaroff
www.twitter.com/tealepb

Priorities:

  • Community building
  • Safe streets
  • Good governance

Sustainability isn't just a catch phrase, it should be at the core of everything we do, informing our choices on everything from densification of housing, to encouraging active transport, to enforcing pollution bylaws through good governance.



NED TAYLOR
www.votened.org
www.facebook.com/VoteNedOct20/ 
twitter.com/NTaylor4Saanich 
250-477-8960
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Priorities:

  • Create more affordable housing
  • Improve transportation options
  • Protect parks, farmland, and natural environment for both current and future generations.

As a young person, I will be inheriting the long-term impacts of the decisions we make today, and it's important to have that kind of perspective at the council table as we address the major issues such as the lack of affordable housing, farmland and environmental protection, inadequate car-free transportation options, and more. 


The following are other candidates you may wish to consider who have backgrounds in social and environmental justice:
REBECCA MERSEREAU
ZAC DE VRIES

 

FOR METCHOSIN: 

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250-889-6453
I’m running for a position on Council because I want to build on the excellent work of our last Council.
I believe we have a strong Official Community Plan, and will work to maintain its relevant vision.
I support Metchosin’s role as a volunteer-run, debt-free, green, rural municipality within an increasingly employee-run, indebted, urban Capital Regional District.
I’m a good listener, and believe that the best decisions can only be made after hearing from all community members.
I love Metchosin, and would welcome the opportunity to continue to work on maintaining its rural nature, agricultural community, and fiscal prudence.

 

 

And don't forget the coming referendum on
Proportional Representation!


IF YOU CAN SPARE SOME TIME TO VOLUNTEER FOR CANVASSING FOR THE UPCOMING PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION REFERENDUM, CONTACT THE VICTORIA ORGANIZERS AT:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/31215657570/ or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OTHER REGIONS VISIT: https://www.fairvote.ca/pr4bc/
 

 

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