With the Vancouver municipal election just one day away, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to which names to tick on the ballot box for council and mayoral candidates.
In total, between mayoral, council, park, and school board candidates, 158 people have put their names forward in this year’s race. Of these 70 are running for a spot on city council, while 21 are vying for the mayor’s seat.
And while there are a host of issues that each of the candidates are hoping to tackle, concerns around local businesses, jobs and the local economy is a common theme among the electorate – especially with younger voters.
So to help clear the air on that front, Daily Hive took a look at the profiles of each Vancouver mayoral and council candidate on the city’s to see which ones were prioritizing local business and jobs in their election platforms.
How did we choose? On the City of Vancouver’s website, each candidate is asked their top three priorities. The ones that wrote something about jobs, the economy, or support for local business within their top three priorities made the list.
Now, to be clear, this is in no way meant to be an endorsement of any of the candidates, but hopefully, it can help clear the air on where some of the candidates stand on what is seen as a major talking point when it comes to issues in our city.
Complete profiles on all of the candidates are available on the city’s website as well.
Voting Day is tomorrow, Saturday, October 20 and polls are open across the city from 8 am to 8 pm.
Vancouver Mayoral candidates
- Shauna Sylvester
- Kennedy Stewart
- Ken Sim
Vancouver City council candidates
- Brinder Bains
- Rebecca Bligh
- Jesse Johl
- Abubakar Khan
- Michelle Mollineaux
- Franco Peta
- Elke Porter
- Francois Rauet
- Rohana Rezel
- Michael Wiebe
- All the Vancouver mayoral, council candidates focusing on housing
- Vancouver election candidates to be listed randomly on ballot this year
- Watch the full Daily Hive Vancouver Mayoral Debate right here