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My Vote, My Future: Vanessa Obeng on BC Election 2017

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 07, 2017 1:30 am 214

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?

Vanessa Obeng.

How old are you?


What do you do?

Customer Service Specialist.

Where do you live?


Have you voted before?

Yes! Every time since I became eligible.

Do you plan on voting this time?


Does your family influence how you vote?

No, our opinions on candidates and voting in general differ.

How closely do you follow BC politics?

Not as closely as I should.

Do you know who your local candidates are?

Yes. But only the people/party I’m most likely to consider and vote for.

Can you name the three party leaders?

Nope, not three.

Would you ever consider running for office?

No way. I neither have the time nor do I have the fortitude to play the game of thrones.

What issues do you care most about?

Transit and transport infrastructure

I take transit all the live long day, based on a system where I am more reliable and prompt than the system itself. I am painfully at the whims and mercy of late and cancelled buses to get to a job that pays me slightly above minimum wage and yet will never match or exceed the cost of living. I would like more affordable transit or transportation options.

Jobs and the economy

There goes my chances of buying a home, owning or affording anything real to improve my life and eventually our province. I would like more affordable homes, better wages, and a stronger, more reliable economy.

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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