Ahead of the Canadian election, Metro Vancouver shone a spotlight on critical regional issues.
The Local Government Matters campaign focused on three key areas: critical infrastructure, climate resiliency and affordable housing. Six questions were sent to the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada, the Conservative Party of Canada and the Green Party of Canada. Their responses were made publicly available on the website localgovernmentmatters.ca.
An all-party forum was a new component of the Local Government Matters campaign this year, and put candidates from three of Canada’s four major political parties in the hot seat. Moderated by longtime radio broadcaster Jon McComb, the event saw candidates speak to issues of critical infrastructure, climate resilience, affordable housing, regional economic recovery, transportation and more.
Local Government Matters is a web-based, non-partisan initiative that builds on the importance of developing and maintaining an effective working partnership with the next federal government so that we can collaboratively and effectively address the complex issues facing the region.