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My Vote, My Future: Jonathan Moses on BC Election 2017

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 08, 2017 1:30 am 139

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?

Jonathan Moses.

How old are you?

30.

What do you do?

Outside Operations for Whistler Blackcomb.

Where do you live?

Whistler, BC.

Have you voted before?

Yes.

Do you plan on voting this time?

Yes.

Does your family influence how you vote?

Only with whom I believe I feel is the right candidate.

How closely do you follow BC politics?

Not very closely to be honest.

Do you know who your local candidates are?

No.

Can you name the three party leaders?

From what I understand from the news, here is who I know that are running: Christy Clark–Liberal Party, John Horgan–New Democrats, Andrew Weaver–Green Party.

Would you ever consider running for office?

Not potentially because I am not to familiar with politics or governance. Unless I studied further on these two subjects I could not see myself running for office.

What issues do you care most about?

Affordability and housing

Housing is getting fairly unreasonable within British Columbia. For example, living in Whistler is getting to a point where it is next to impossible to renting property. There is a massive housing shortage, with an increasing rate in rent season after season, [as well as] competition with third party rental companies such Airbnb who seem to dominate the housing sector.

There needs to be a line somewhere in order for someone to even make it possible to rent or own a home within highly populated areas. There needs to be restrictions on third party rentals when it comes to a housing shortage crisis. Homeowners are increasing rates and switching to third party rentals only to worry about themselves and not the others making it impossible to live in BC.

I believe everyone should be able to afford where they live–this shouldn’t be a business only for the 1%. We say we are the happiest place to live in some polls, but are we really?

The environment

The environment is a very large subject to discuss; to narrow it down I believe there needs to be more investment in green alternatives. Countries around the world are achieving this potential while we are still trying to catch up, still relying on older alternatives. This shouldn’t be a political issue nor discussion, we need to push forth in order to reduce our carbon foot print. On top of that, it would create more steady jobs within our province and a capability to achieve a greener outlook.

From a tourism perspective, working in the ski resort industry, I have noticed changes in weather patterns over the years and it worries me that a ski season will soon cease to exist.

I would like to see more push from a federal level to help invest in greener resources. It is possible so what is holding us back?


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.

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