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.
Yes, every opportunity since I turned 18.
My first vote for sure, they basically told me who to pick. Once I began post-secondary, I started to research on my own and made my choice that way.
Honestly, not until about voting time.
Yes, there are two at the moment. I know the NDP and Liberal members.
[For the record, in the Surrey-Panorama riding, Puneet Sandhar is running for the Liberals, Jinny Sims for the NDP, and Veronica Greer for the Greens.]
Christy Clark (for the) Liberals again and John Horgan for the NDP. But no idea about who the Green party leader is. [For the record, that’s Andrew Weaver.]
No, I don’t think it would be something I see myself enjoying. It’s a lot of work and you really have to put yourself and your family out there to be scrutinized. It takes very strong personalities to run in these elections and I would not say I fit the criteria.
Jobs and the Economy
I just graduated this past year and the struggle of getting a full-time job pertaining to my education has been difficult.
Even now, 10 months later, I still have to do part-time at multiple places, which does not qualify me for health benefits.
I think jobs and affordability are very important because they branch into the other issues.
For example, no job means no income, no income means I can’t afford transit passes or rideshare rates.
I can’t afford to buy environmentally conscious items or contribute to the cause. If I do have a job, the majority of my income will go towards a mortgage or rent.
Affordability and Housing
As far as affordability, I will probably never be able to afford a house in the Lower Mainland working part-time jobs.
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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