To find information about your council election, including candidates, enter your enrolled address below and pick a match from the dropdown. Meanwhile in B.C., we have a government which has supported dangerous pipelines and thus is perpetuating our dependence on fossil fuels. B.C. Rob Fleming – NDP: Keeping our province among the world’s safest places during the global pandemic remains the number one priority. With my skills and experience, and as a Green MLA, I believe I can represent the residents of Victoria-Swan Lake and B.C., to help bring people and communities together. B.C. Making a difference: Volunteer with the Girl Guiddes, vice-president of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society. All 88 seats in the Legislative Assembly (lower house) and all 40 seats in the Legislative Council (upper house) will be up for election, presuming there are no new electorates added in a redistribution. document.getElementById('cloak2b7340b07d368df35b1e732ed692d69f').innerHTML = ''; But there’s a big change on the horizon: 15-year incumbent Carole James is not running again. Unwillingness by government to hear and respect all sides of a debate has led to increased social polarization. Making a difference: Involved in several community campaigns, including Save 950 Kings and Victoria Needs a Hillside Library. Here are their responses. Victoria police looking for man in connection with assault in Central Park Langford-Juan de Fuca and Esquimalt-Metchosin: Under hustle and bustle, pandemic takes a toll 2020 B.C. The roll closed for this election at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020. every month for three years. The cost of these projects is not only expensive but also desecrates the First People’s lands and sovereignty as they should have every right to say no to these destructive projects. Main issue: Homelessness. The BC Liberals have a plan to make life more affordable. var addy2b7340b07d368df35b1e732ed692d69f = 'blair.gallop' + '@'; Last day to Register to Vote – October 5, 2020. We will also end the ICBC monopoly and give British Columbians the choice to find private insurance options that offer cheaper rates. I have served on the boards of local organizations that promote the social determinants of health, including mental health. Do you have a story tip? This is his fifth political campaign in five years. addy2b7340b07d368df35b1e732ed692d69f = addy2b7340b07d368df35b1e732ed692d69f + 'countyvictoria' + '.' + 'ns' + '.' + 'ca'; Depends on where you look, For small businesses that survive COVID, recovery is expected to be difficult, Restaurants near virus hot spots weigh safety-vs-profit with locals-only dining, CP Rail to own 100% of Detroit River rail tunnel in deal with OMERS Infrastructure, Anti-mask group disrupts BC Ferries sailing from Nanaimo to West Vancouver, Hopefuls skate in WHL combine held at the Q Centre, RBC Training Ground tryouts go virtual on Island and elsewhere in Canada, Canadian Mike Weir leads Phil Mickelson in Virginia by three strokes, Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons, QMJHL: Eight different goal scorers propel Titan over Eagles in 8-1 victory, Canada's Auger-Aliassime defeats Bautista Agut, advances to Cologne final, Toronto FC looks to end gruelling five-game run with a win over Atlanta United, Ottawa Senators sign goaltender Joey Daccord to three-year contract, Canadian Francois Lavoie bowls perfect game in 2020 PBA Playoffs, Canadians Shapovalov, Raonic eliminated in semifinals at St. Petersburg Open. Tour ship operators collect 127 tonnes of marine debris, Little ferries dock for rest and overhaul after rough season, Cyclist hopes to share message of hope on a multi-year odyssey, Stepfather sentenced to five years in prison for repeated sexual assaults, Voters worried about sealed mail-in ballots; Elections B.C. Public servant with the Ministry of Education. The VEC's local government elections service plan, released December 2019, has been re-issued to reflect the Local Government Act 2020 (Act). Main issue: Affordable housing and homelessness. We’ve begun to successfully connect more people to a family doctor. I would seek to reduce that by creating a more open and inclusive form of government that listens to all sides and then uses direct democracy/referendums to consult the public on key decisions. Scroll for more information on the up-coming municipal election. Voters in each council will receive a ballot pack in early October. The new New Democrat in town is Grace Lore. Lives in Victoria with her family. Lives with his common-law partner in the riding. New grocer aims for neighbourhood feel at Oak Bay Ave. and Fort St. Eric Akis: Prawn and vegetable stir-fry with udon, Celebrate Sidney’s Halloween Spook-Tacular, Kevin Greenard: Changing financial institutions is as easy as 1 2 3, Idled tourism-ship crews clear garbage from coastline, New grocer set to open in former post office at Oak Bay Junction, Pumpkin shortage? Founded and directed the Out There Art Festival, a physically distanced festival. overall, Cannabis Council of Canada releases report card on federal government and legalization, Queen of Oak Bay delayed by about 45 minutes Saturday morning, Suspect arrested at Cook Street, Kiwanis Way, Cause of fire unclear but ‘no cause for alarm,’ firefighter says, Part 2 of a look at Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head, Southern Resident killer whales J57, J58 born Sept. 4 and 24, Entries can be dropped off at local Royal Canadian Legion branches by Nov. 15. Age 51, born in Victoria. var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; This email address is being protected from spambots. READ MORE: A Greater Victoria guide to voting in the B.C. There’s been no corresponding increase in wages, putting people in increasingly precarious positions and many who were already vulnerable found themselves unhoused. is going through the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis and the climate crisis. var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; Age 39, born in Vancouver. Municipalities need more resources and powers to deal with complex issues. A Greater Victoria guide to voting in the B.C. Worked with the municipal and provincial governments, police, nurses and community organizations to keep the Integrated Clinic open. I believe that housing is a basic human right and we need more action and investment from the province to ensure that everyone has a home, with appropriate social care.”. Victoria County Returning Officer: Blair Gallop Election day is Oct. 24 with advance polls open Oct. 15 to 21 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Find more election coverage online at saanichnews.com/tag/bc-votes-2020. Municipal Elections will take place on Saturday October 17, 2020. But locals have feared it for decades, Elections BC spokesman said employees in 87 electoral districts will count mail-in ballots one by one, Canada continues to climb toward the 200,000 mark for COVID-19 cases, Searchers continue efforts to find 25-year-old Vancouver man in Manning Park, Last time, close margin of victory determined who won B.C. Accelerated infrastructure investment is critically important for a strong economic recovery. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. Free speech is under assault and our government has lost almost all interest in what the public has to say on important issues, preferring instead to rule by party decree and forced compliance. election. I value collaboration, integrity and ethical leadership. Advance voting opens Oct. 15, ahead of the Oct. 24 election Oct. 14, 2020 5:00 a.m. The NDP won this riding handily in 2017, taking 53 per cent of the vote. Our Clean BC climate plan supports low carbon or net-zero emissions projects. Find out what's happening in your community. Victoria County Returning Officer: Blair GallopPhone: (902) 295-3658Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. “I don’t think anyone should have to sleep in parks. The CP-BC believes that housing is a human right, and by building 100,000 affordable units we can put significant downward pressure on rent across the region. Looking for information on where & how to vote? All councils will have elections except Casey City Council, South Gippsland Shire Council and Whittlesea City Council. If climate change is left unchecked our world will become inhospitable to human life. Ferries after causing disturbance, House Beautiful: 1901 cottage gets new life on Shawnigan Lake. This positive momentum allows us to build even more new affordable housing for working families, seniors, students and vulnerable people. Last day to Apply for a ballot by mail – Friday, October 23, 2020. Local council elections will be held in Victoria by post in October 2020. Early Voting is Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Friday, October 30, 2020. Married with two children, lives in Langford but works in Victoria as a policy analyst/researcher. has rolled out programs to alleviate economic stress and assist businesses to preserve and create jobs. She faces Green activist Jenn Neilson, founder of the Out There Art Festival; Liberal Karen Bill, a public policy specialist who lost to James in 2013 and 2017; and Jordan Reichert, who ran federally for the Animal Protection Party in 2015 and 2019.