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My Vote, My Future: Christine Colling on BC Election 2017

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 18, 2017 7:30 am 673

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?

Christine Colling.

How old are you?

24.

What do you do?

I’m a social marketing coordinator.

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?

Here and there. If it pops up on social.

Do you know who your local candidates are?

No.

Can you name the three party leaders?

No.

Would you ever consider running for office?

No. No interest.

Which issues do you care most about?

Affordability, housing, and the environment

Not being able to afford a home, increasing rent, fear of future economic and environmental issues… Who we vote for affects all aspects of the future of our province.

The government needs to find a way to merge the province’s economic needs with overall social/environmental goals. If people in BC are well-educated and more aware of what’s going on (I know so many millennials who haven’t even heard that there’s an upcoming election, including me), this will set us up for a healthier (and more green) economy in the long run.

[I want to see] more transparency. What exactly will these leaders accomplish? Not so much BS. Learn how to properly market to millennials (why don’t we know there’s an upcoming election?).


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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