Member of Legislative Assembly Candidate North Delta
These are the issues I believe are crucial for a Member of Legislative Assembly for North Delta to focus on.
Commuting into Vancouver has become increasingly more difficult and is often a two hour nightmare of bumper to bumper crawling traffic. Children are stuck in daycare or home alone waiting for their parents to return from work and, I believe, this suffering is unnecessary. We can, and should, fix it.
As housing remains unaffordable for most young families in North Delta many are forced to move away. Some have to move provinces to find work and affordable living. This migration leaves our seniors alone and isolated. None of the measures taken by the B.C. NDP have worked, in fact, the reverse.
There is no new housing stock coming to alleviate the housing crisis felt in North Delta. Developers and lenders have told me, face to face, that they have stopped any new projects, and lending has dried up.
Meanwhile seniors face an increasingly worrying threat as their largest financial asset loses value day by day: housing prices are collapsing while new housing stock promised by the NDP is nowhere to be seen.
To combat the issues that weigh on us all we need a predictable economy that re-invests in the social support programs we need for our families, seniors and vulnerable populations. I want to build our green/clean tech economy so that we are not only healthier and happier, breathing clean air but also successfully supporting our clean tech. Vancouver is at the forefront of global innovation: fuel cell solutions, power electronics and waste/wastewater treatment technologies. It is home to world-leading companies like:
Advanced natural gas engine-maker
Hydrogen fuel cells
Waste water remediation
Are just a few of the companies that have grown over DECADES of supportive B.C. Government policies. Vancouver is ideally situated to be an exporter of green/clean tech solutions. This is an industry I want to throw my support behind and work to make B.C. a global powerhouse in green/clean tech. The revenues from this industry and the carbon tax should, I believe, go directly to building our provincial climate change resilience: investing in our communities and finding viable productive ways forward.
I live in North Delta with my wife and four children. All four attend public school. I say this because I am dedicated to our public school system and want to be part of the team that supports it. As you can see, I enjoy teaching my children hands-on skills and we love to camp in B.C. as often as possible.
I want all our children in North Delta to have the choice of living close to us as they leave home to build their own lives and families. That is why I want to be part of the solution that brings about the changes we need in B.C. I have watched the NDP policies fail our community: fail to deliver on promises made. I believe in free enterprise and that only through a strong robust economy and employment can we achieve everything we want.
I want to hear what you think. What matters to you & your family.