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My Vote, My Future: Carly Wignes on BC Election 2017

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 10, 2017 7:30 am 1,016

Ahead of the BC election, Daily Hive is profiling young voters from across the province. Want to join in and share your thoughts? Email [email protected], subject line: My Future.


Who are you?

Carly Wignes.

How old are you?

30.

What do you do?

Communications.

Where do you live?

Vancouver.

Have you voted before?

Yes.

Do you plan on voting this time?

Yes.

Does your family influence how you vote?

No.

How closely do you follow BC politics?

Somewhat closely.

Do you know who your local candidates are?

Just the current MLA.

Can you name the three party leaders?

Christy Clark, John Horgan, [Andrew] Weaver.

Would you ever consider running for office?

No, because I am not down with partisan politics.

What issues do you care most about?

Affordability and housing

I worry about being reno-victed and having to move within the city and pay much higher rental costs, or move out of the city and face a longer commute to my job downtown. We need to address this to maintain a diverse and inclusive population within the city.

I would like to see BC ease permitting for laneway housing and secondary suites, crack down on tax evasion, and favour the homeowners who can prove that they live and contribute to Vancouver.

Transit and transport infrastructure

The buses I ride to and from work every day are often too full to pick up all of the commuters who line up at stops along my route. We need to address this to decrease traffic congestion and the pollution that comes with it.

I would like to see an extension of the Canada Line to UBC and to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal and increased transit service between downtown and Metro Vancouver. I’d also like to see more infrastructure for safe bike lanes, electric cars and car shares.


Are you a young British Columbian and eligible to vote in the BC election? We would love to profile you. Email [email protected], subject line: My Future, to find out more.

Daily Hive is your home for BC Election coverage throughout the campaign period. To access our full BC Election coverage click here: Battleground BC.

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