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B.C. election 2017: Vernon Monashee riding

In 2013: BC Liberal incumbent Eric Foster defeated his NDP opponent 46 per cent to 34 per cent.

In 2009: BC Liberal Eric Foster defeated NDP candidate Mark Olsen by over 1,000 votes, 37-32 per cent. Green Party candidate Huguette Allen received 4,029, the second most out of anyone in her party.

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History & Geography: Created for the 1991 election, Vernon-Monashee consists of the city of Vernon and the many small towns to the east along Highway 6, including Coldstream, Lumby, and Cherryville. It, like the entire northern Okanagan, has never voted for an NDP candidate provincially. The Liberals do best in the suburbs and outskirts of Vernon, while the NDP are traditionally competitive in the city centre.

Candidates

Liberals – Eric Foster: The government whip, Foster was first elected in 2009. He was mayor of Lumby, a small town east of Vernon, from 2005 to 2008, and a city councillor for 12 years before that. He was also a director of the North Okanagan Regional District. Outside of politics, Foster has worked in the forest industry and as a volunteer policeman.

NDP – Barry Dorval: A high school english teacher, Dorval has been involved in the Vernon Teachers’ Association for years and is active with the Trinity United Church.

Greens – Keli Westgate: Sales and Marketing Manager for Spa Hills Compost, a commercial organic food waste composting company. Westgate is a director for the non-profit Sustainable Environment Network Society.

Libertarian Party – Don Jefcoat: The Libertarian party is running 30 candidates, four times as many as in 2013. They have been running candidates in B.C. since 1986, but have never come close to winning a seat.

2017 Stats: Vernon-Monashee

Population (2014): 62,106 (3rd)
Population Deviation from Average: 16.9 per cent
Area: 5,035 sq km (23rd)
Pop Density: 12.3 (65th)
Average Age: 46.5 years (17th)
English as Second Language: 11.02 per cent (65th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
German – 3.04 per cent
Dutch – 0.85 per cent
Panjabi (Punjabi) – 0.83 per cent

Watch Below: Four candidates are squaring off in the north Okanagan. They are all hoping to be the next MLA for Vernon Monashee. While they have very different positions, the major players all agree on one thing: housing is a challenge in the riding. Megan Turcato has more on how the candidates plan to address that issue.

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B.C. election 2017: Vancouver-Quilchena riding

In 2013: B.C. Liberal Andrew Wilkinson, who replaced veteran MLA Colin Hansen, handily won the election, defeating NDP challenger Nicholas Scapillati nearly three-to-one (64 per cent to 25 per cent).

In 2009: Longtime Liberal cabinet minister Colin Hansen crushed NDP candidate James Young by over 11,000 votes, (70 per cent to 21 per cent).

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History & Geography: Created in 1991 from the Vancouver-Point Grey riding, Quilchena spans all of Vancouver south of 16th Avenue and west of Granville until 57th Avenue, and West Boulevard south of that. The riding has never elected an NDP candidate.

Candidates

BC Liberals – Andrew Wilkinson: Since December, 2014, served as Minister of Advanced Education. Previously he was Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. A lawyer, Wilkinson is the former president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, B.C. Liberal Party, and B.C. Mountaineering Club. A Rhodes Scholar, Wilkinson has a medical degree from Alberta and law degrees from Oxford and Dalhousie. He has been a deputy minister for both Economic Development and Intergovernmental relations.

NDP – Madeline Lalonde: Works as an IT recruiter for S.i. System, a high-tech temp and recruitment company. A young candidate, 22 year-old Lalonde got involved in the NDP while at UBC.

Greens – Michael Barkusky: A CPA, Barkusky has run his own accounting practice for more than two decades. He’s also a director for the “Board of Change” business group.

Libertarian Party – William Morrison: The Libertarian party is running 30 candidates, four times as many as in 2013. They have been running candidates in B.C. since 1986, but have never come close to winning a seat.

2017 Stats: Vancouver-Quilchena

Population (2014): 59,953 (18th)
Population Deviation from Average: 12.9 per cent
Area: 23 sq km (69th)
Pop Density: 2,606.7 (18th)
Average Age: 43.4 years (29th)
English as Second Language: 41.15 per cent (22nd)

Top 3 Second Languages:
Mandarin – 10.21 per cent
Chinese, n.o.s. – 9.42 per cent
Cantonese – 7.23 per cent

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B.C. election 2017: Vancouver-Point Grey riding

In 2013, the Vancouver-Point Grey riding was won by NDP candidate David Eby.

Eby won by 1,063 votes; 47.6 per cent to 43.2 per cent, beating Christy Clark in what was Gordon Campbell’s old riding. It will likely be close again, but Eby has carved out a good public profile since the election, which should make things a little smoother for him.

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In 2009: Then premier Gordon Campbell won this riding over NDP challenger Mel Lehan for the second straight time, defeating him 50 per cent to 40 per cent. Needing a seat in the legislature, Clark replaced him in a 2011 by-election, defeating Eby by just over 500 votes, 49 per cent to 45 per cent.

History & Geography: The Vancouver-Point Grey riding has existed since 1933, but Vancouver-Quilchena was split off from the previously two-member riding in 1991. It now consists of UBC, along with all of Vancouver, north of 16th and west of Arbutus. The liberals tend to dominate in Point Grey and the University Endowment Lands, while the NDP do well in Kitsilano.

Candidates

BC Liberals – James Lombardi: A ‘social entrepreneur’, Lombardi has worked for the Free the Children charity and was director of “We Day”. Lombardi has the support of several prominent B.C. Liberal funders, including Lorne Segal and Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia.

NDP – David Eby: First elected in 2013, Eby has enjoyed a high profile as opposition housing critic. Before politics, Eby, a lawyer, was the longtime executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. Prior to that, he worked for the Pivot Legal Society.

Greens – Amanda Konkin: A producer and actress, she was on the production team of the world’s first transgender sitcom “The Switch.”

Your Political Party of BC (YPP) – David Stall: The YPP is running nine candidates in 2017. Their “open platform” includes a Reddit-based online discussion, and a focus on “open government” and sustainability.

Independent   – Brian Taylor: Taylor’s campaign has a very low profile.

2017 Stats: Vancouver-Point Grey

Population (2014): 60,611 (11th)
Population Deviation from Average: 14.1 per cent
Area: 42 sq km (59th)
Pop Density: 1,443.1 (28th)
Average Age: 37.5 years (79th)
English as Second Language: 33.24 per cent (29th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
Mandarin – 5.75 per cent
Chinese, n.o.s. – 5.16 per cent
Korean – 2.53 per cent

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B.C. election 2017: Vancouver-Kingsway riding

In 2013: NDP Leader Adrian Dix won re-election over BC Liberal Gurjit Dhillon (56 per cent – 35 per cent), but after the NDP’s defeat in the election, Dix resigned the leadership.

In 2009: NDP leader Adrian Dix won this riding for the second straight time, defeating Liberal Bill Yuen by nearly 3000 votes, 55-39 per cent.

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History & Geography: Created before the 1991 election from the old Vancouver East riding, Vancouver-Kingsway roughly comprises the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. Aside from the 2001 election, the area has voted for the NDP candidate in every election since 1956.

Candidates

BC Liberals’ Trang Nguyen is a refugee from Vietnam. Her family was sponsored to come to Canada in 1980. Nguyen is a former reporter with Channel M and Fairchild TV, and from 2015 to 2016 was a federal citizenship judge. She now runs a small business. In the 2011 federal election, Nguyen was the Conservative candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway, losing to New Democrat Don Davies.

NDP’s Adrian Dix was first elected in 2005, and won the NDP’s leadership race in 2011. Prior to that, he was Chief of Staff to Premier Glen Clark from 1996 to 1999. In between, he was a political commentator, writing for the Times Colonist in Victoria and The Source in the Lower Mainland. Fluent in English and French, Dix graduated from UBC.

Green Party’s Ellisa Calder is an IT Consultant. Calder previously worked on the VANOC organizing committee.

Charles Bae is running for BC Conservative Party. The BC Conservatives are a mere shadow of the party from the 2013 campaign, when they fielded 56 candidates. In 2017, they only have five. It’s a small-government, right-of-centre party.

Brette Mullins is running for Your Political Party of BC (YPP). The YPP is running nine candidates in 2017. Their “open platform” includes a Reddit-based online discussion, and a focus on “open government” and sustainability.

2017 Stats: Vancouver-Kingsway

Population (2014): 62,459 (2nd)
Population Deviation from Average: 17.6 per cent
Area: 9 sq km (83rd)
Pop Density: 6,939.9 (3rd)
Average Age: 39.3 years (63rd)
English as Second Language: 68.24 per cent (4th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
Cantonese – 20.90 per cent
Chinese, n.o.s. – 12.56 per cent
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) – 7.26 per cent

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B.C. election 2017: Vancouver-Hastings riding

In 2013: NDP incumbent Shane Simpson won re-election by a margin of more than 2-to-1 (59 per cent- 27 per cent), defeating BC Liberal Fatima Siddiqui.

In 2009: Simpson won this riding again, defeating Liberal Haida Lane by 4,500 votes, 55-32 per cent.

History & Geography: Created in 1991 from the old Vancouver East riding, Vancouver-Hastings is bordered by Commercial Drive, Boundary Road, Grandview Highway, and the Burrard Inlet. The riding has elected NDP and CCF candidates in every election since 1960, including former NDP premiers Dave Barrett and Glen Clark.

Candidates

BC Liberals – Jane Spitz: A self-described “Green Tory,” Spitz is new to B.C. politics, having come through the University of British Columbia, where she served as President of the UBC Conservatives, The Manning Centre on Campus, and the Ubyssey board of directors.

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NDP – Shane Simpson: The NDP critic for economic development, jobs, labour and skills, Simpson was first elected in 2005. Prior to entering politics, Simpson was Director of Policy and Communications for Smart Growth BC and chair of the Vancouver Planning Commission. He also worked for former Vancouver East NDP MP Margaret Mitchell.

Greens – David Wong: An architect and urban ecologist, Wong has been named one of the B.C.’s “100 influential Chinese-Canadians” by the Vancouver Sun, and is the author of the graphic novel “Escape to Gold Mountain” about the experience of early Chinese immigrants to North America.

Communist Party of BC – Kimball Mark Cariou: There is still a Marxist-Leninist party in B.C. They are running six candidates in 2017.

2017 Stats: Vancouver-Hastings

Population (2014): 59,491 (24th)
Population Deviation from Average: 12 per cent
Area: 14 sq km (76th)
Pop Density: 4,249.4 (10th)
Average Age: 40.5 years (47th)
English as Second Language: 49.25 per cent (17th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
Cantonese – 16.90 per cent
Chinese, n.o.s. – 9.05 per cent
Italian – 3.62 per cent