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B.C. election 2017: Burnaby North riding

Richard Lee has held this seat for the BC Liberals since 2001, yet few people outside the riding have likely heard of him. He usually wins squeakers by a few hundred votes. He boosted his vote by 625 while the NDP went up by 540. The Greens increased by 275.

In 2013: Liberal Richard Lee beat NDP candidate Janet Routledge by 668 votes, 46.8-43.9 per cent.

In 2009: Lee beat BC NDP candidate Mondee Redman by 548 votes, 48-46 per cent. The close result was nothing new for Lee, who beat NDP runner-up Pietro Calendino by just 65 votes in 2005.

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History & Geography: A riding created in 1966, Burnaby North has become Burnaby Northwest over the years, and is now bordered by Boundary Road, Canada Way, Deer Lake Parkway, and Kensington and Sperling Avenues. Held by Eileen Daily—who banned corporal punishment and instituted mandatory Kindergarten as Education Minister—from 1966 to 1988, the seat has stayed in Liberal hands since 2001.

The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project promises to be a big issue in the nothern Burnaby ridings.

Candidates

BC Liberals – Richard T. Lee: A Liberal MLA since 2001, Lee is Deputy House Speaker. Prior to politics, Lee was a programmer analyst at TRIUMF, the famous particle accelerator at UBC.

NDP – Janet Routledge: Routledge’s website says she’s a vocal opponent to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion. She was involved in the Fight HST petition campaign in all four Burnaby constituencies. Routledge’s thesis topic was “Why did the White Working Class Vote for Sarah Palin in the 2008 Presidential Election?”

Greens – Peter Hallschmid: A professional engineer, entrepreneur, and academic who specializes in the research and development of engineering tools for the semiconductor industry. He is currently the CEO of a high-tech startup based out of Vancouver and teaches at Simon Fraser University. Hallschmid is opposed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.

2017 Stats: Burnaby North

Population (2014): 58,159 (36th)
Population Deviation from Average: 9.5 per cent
Area: 23 sq km (69th)
Pop Density: 2,528.7 (19th)
Average Age: 40.1 years (51st)
English as Second Language: 50.46 per cent (15th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
Cantonese – 10.78 per cent
Chinese, n.o.s. – 7.10 per cent
Mandarin – 4.75 per cent

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B.C. election 2017: Langford Juan de Fuca riding

Redistricted from the Juan de Fuca riding, which was won in the past two elections by current NDP leader John Horgan, who also won in 2005 in what was then called Malahat-Juan de Fuca.

This is a safe NDP seat.

In 2013: Horgan won this riding handily, 53 per cent-30 per cent, by a margin of more than 5,000 votes.

In 2009: John Horgan won this riding for the NDP for the second straight election, defeating BC Liberal Cathy Basskin by nearly 2000 votes, 46-39 per cent.

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History & Geography: Known as Malahat-Juan de Fuca when it was created before the 1991 election, the riding comprises the towns of Port Renfrew, Sooke, Langford, and the Highlands. It has gone to the NDP in four of its five elections. The Langford suburbs often support the Liberals, while Sooke and Metchosin are more likely to vote for the NDP.

Candidates

Liberals – Cathy Noel: Small business owner and charity-event organizer. Race director for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon and the Victoria Goddess Run, Triathlete and marathon runner.

NDP – John Horgan: NDP Leader since may 2014, after the party, led by Adrian Dix, was defeated.

Greens- Brendan Ralfs: Now works as a provincial emergency manager for southern Vancouver Island, after more than two decades working as a forest firefighter. Also has worked as an ambulance paramedic.

Libertarian – Scott Burton: The Libertarian party is running 16 candidates, twice as many as in 2013. They have been running candidates in B.C. since 1986, but have never come close to winning a seat.

Vancouver Island Party – Willie Nelson: The Vancouver Island Party is a “single issue” party dedicated to having Vancouver Island secede from B.C. and become a separate province within Confederation. They are running four candidates.

2017 Stats: Langford-Juan de Fuca

Population (2014): 51,782 (62nd)
Population Deviation from Average: -2.5 per cent
Area: 2,447 sq km (26th)
Pop Density: 21.2 (62nd)
Average Age: 39.4 years (60th)
English as Second Language: 8.92 per cent (79th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
German – 1.15 per cent
Panjabi (Punjabi) – 0.77 per cent
Spanish – 0.55 per cent

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B.C. election 2017: Victoria Swan Lake riding

In 2013, NDP incumbent Rob Fleming won re-election by a better-than 2-to-1 margin (54 per cent to 23 per cent) and like nearby Victoria-Beacon Hill, the Green Party candidate finished second, winning 23.2 per cent.

In 2009: Fleming won this riding over Liberal candidate Jesse McClinton by more than 7,000 votes, 61-27 per cent. The Greens have made Victoria Swan Lake one of their targeted ridings in this election, although they have a significant gap to make up to beat Fleming.

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History & Geography: Created in 1991 when Victoria was broken up from a two-member district into two smaller seats, Victoria-Swan Lake consists of Victoria north of Bay street, and Saanich west of Shellbourne and south of McKenzie Street east of Highway 17, at which point Highway 1 becomes the dividing line. The riding has elected an NDP candidate in five of its six elections, with heavy support for the party in Fernwood.

Candidates

Liberals – Stacey Piercey: CEO of Stuff2Digital Inc, a digital media consulting company. A transgender candidate and LGBTQ advocate.

NDP – Rob Fleming: The NDP’s education critic, Fleming was first elected in 2005 after serving on Victoria city council for six years. He worked for a communications consulting business, and was president of UVic’s student union.

Greens – Chris Maxwell: A cancer researcher at BC Children’s Hospital. Should Maxwell win, he says he plans to move to Victoria and live in the riding.

The Vancouver Island Party – David Costigane: The Vancouver Island Party is a ‘single issue’ party dedicated to the secession of Vancouver Island from B.C., to become a separate province within Confederation. They are running four candidates.

2017 Stats: Victoria-Swan Lake

Population (2014): 51,569 (64th)
Population Deviation from Average: -2.9 per cent
Area: 18 sq km (72nd)
Pop Density: 2,864.9 (16th)
Average Age: 40.4 years (48th)
English as Second Language: 16.45 per cent (43rd)

Top 3 Second Languages:
Chinese, n.o.s. – 1.74 per cent
Cantonese – 1.32 per cent
German – 1.21 per cent

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B.C. election 2017: Victoria Beacon Hill riding

In 2013, Carole James easily won re-election 48 per cent to 33 per cent, but note the Green party actually finished second here (perhaps attributable to the fact that Green Party leader Jane Sterk was the candidate) with an impressive 34 per cent of the vote.

In 2009: Then-NDP leader Carole James won this riding over BC Liberal challenger Dallas Henault by more than 7,000 votes, 55-26 per cent.

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History & Geography: Created in 1991 when Victoria was broken up from a two-member district into two smaller seats, Victoria-Beacon Hill consists of the southern half of the city south of Bay Street, which includes the downtown and legislature. Home to former Premier John Hart for 21 years, the riding has historically elected politicians of all parties, but has elected the NDP in eight of the last nine elections. The BC Liberals have strength in downtown and the Rockland neighbourhood; the NDP everywhere else.

Candidates

BC Liberals – Karen Bill: A veteran political staffer in government, Bill has most recent served as an adviser to the Minister of Agriculture. She has spent 20 years working at the legislature, and ran in this riding in 2013.

NDP – Carole James: The caucus finance critic, James was the leader of the NDP from 2003 to 2011, before being forced to step down amidst a caucus revolt. Prior to provincial politics, she was a Victoria School Board trustee from 1990 to 2001, seven of those years as chair. She was also president of the BC School Trustees Association, and was the director of child care policy for the provincial government from 1999 to 2001.

Greens – Kalen Harris: Owner of Shatterbox Coffee in downtown Victoria, a business dedicated to “community building.” He has a political science degree from the University of Victoria.

Libertarian – Art Lowe: 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.

Independent – David Shebib: Described as a perennial political protester. In the 2014 Municipal elections, Shebib ran for mayor in all 13 capital region municipalities.

Independent – Jordan Reichert: Reichert ran federally for the Animal Protection Party in 2015.

2017 Stats: Victoria-Beacon Hill

Population (2014): 54,707 (57th)
Population Deviation from Average: 3 per cent
Area: 90 sq km (53rd)
Pop Density: 607.9 (35th)
Average Age: 43.3 years (30th)
English as Second Language: 14.64 per cent (52nd)

Top 3 Second Languages:
German – 1.44 per cent
Chinese, n.o.s. – 1.06 per cent
Spanish – 1.03 per cent

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Quebec ministers creating ‘false’ arguments about marijuana bill: Jane Philpott

In an open letter to La Presse, federal health minister Jane Philpott accused her counterparts in Quebec of creating “false” arguments when it comes to the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize marijuana across the country.

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    “In the last few days, [health minister Gaétan] Barrette and [public health minister Lucie] Charlebois have said that the federal government aims to relinquish responsibility to the provinces. This is simply not true,” Philpott wrote to the French-language newspaper.

    “This legislation isn’t meant to be a burden, but a way to protect our youth.”

    Quebec’s public health minister noted that the legislation does not include details about the role provinces are expected to play  in managing the price, distribution and selling of the product.

    She argued these new responsibilities require additional federal funding to the provinces.

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    Despite Philpott insisting Ottawa isn’t planning to place any kind of burden on the provinces, Charlebois told that the federal government’s approach is “laughable.”

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    She argued the legalization of marijuana would actually put more pressure on the provinces without any additional funding.

    Philpott disputed that claim, saying “yes, the provinces will have to adopt regulations and make decisions about distribution, but they are already living with the consequences of the current situation.”

    READ MORE: Nine questions Parliament will have to answer before we legalize marijuana

    In her letter, Philpott also points out that: “After almost 100 years of prohibition, our young people are the biggest group of consumers of cannabis in the world.”

    “They turn to the black market, which is increasingly being linked to organized crime,” she wrote.

    Quebec said it may create its own legislation in addition to the federal bill.

    READ MORE: Federal legislation on legalizing marijuana unveiled

    Canada’s marijuana legalization bill, introduced in the House of Commons last week, has not been well received in Quebec.

    Premier Philippe Couillard and several cabinet ministers complained it imposed more responsibility on the provinces without the funding to support them.

    —; with files from .

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