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We asked North Vancouver municipal candidates the following 5 questions.

Click on the Topics below to find out what we asked and then scroll down to Read the Candidate’s Responses.

Questions for the Candidates
Transportation
The number one economic issue for North Vancouver business is transportation. The Chamber has championed a fixed link connection for the North Shore, and is calling on the provincial government to quantify the economic impacts of the existing transportation infrastructure on North Vancouver’s competitiveness, productivity and economic growth. What are your specific priorities in the next four years to improve the transportation of people and goods on the North Shore?
Employment
Last year a North Vancouver Chamber survey highlighted that many businesses have challenges attracting and retaining employees, to the extent that they are considering moving their businesses from North Vancouver. What will you do to ensure that businesses and the family jobs they create remain in North Vancouver?
Housing
Our businesses observe that they are suffering from brain drain to communities such as Squamish and those in the Fraser Valley. What will you do to ensure that employees can afford to live where they work in North Vancouver, which will not only improve the pool of local employees but will also contribute to reduced bridge congestion?
Red Tape
The Inter-municipal (Mobile) Business License is an example of a policy that reduces cost and administration for small business. What is one business-enabling policy initiative you would like to see introduced in North Vancouver?
Community
The North Vancouver Chamber believes that a complete community provides convenient access to an appropriate mix of jobs, a full range of housing, local services, and community infrastructure such as convenient access to public transportation, schools, recreation and open space for residents. What specifically would you do to make North Vancouver a more complete community?

City of North Vancouver Candidate Responses

Payam Azard

Payam Azard

Mayoral Candidate

Guy Heywood

Guy Heywood

Mayoral Candidate

Pooneh Alizadeh

Pooneh Alizadeh

Council Candidate

Don Bell

Don Bell

Council Candidate

Angela Girard

Angela Girard

Council Candidate

Ken Izatt

Ken Izatt

Council Candidate

Jessica McIlory

Jessica McIlory

Council Candidate

Brett Thorburn

Brett Thorburn

Council Candidate

Antje Wilson

Antje Wilson

Council Candidate

Linda Buchanan

Linda Buchanan

Mayoral Candidate

Kerry Morris

Kerry Morris

Mayoral Candidate

Holly Back

Holly Back

Council Candidate

Anna Boltenko

Anna Boltenko

Council Candidate

Joe Heilman

Joe Heilman

Council Candidate

Alborz Jaberolansar

Alborz Jaberolansar

Council Candidate

Ron Polly

Ron Polly

Council Candidate

Thomas Tofigh

Thomas Tofigh

Council Candidate

Max Zahedi

Max Zahedi

Council Candidate

Rod Clark

Rod Clark

Mayoral Candidate

Michael Willcock

Michael Willcock

Mayoral Candidate

Bill Bell

Bill Bell

Council Candidate

Bob Fearnley

Bob Fearnley

Council Candidate

Tina Hu

Tina Hu

Council Candidate

Mack McCorkindale

Mack McCorkindale

Council Candidate

Shervin Shahriari

Shervin Shahriari

Council Candidate

Tony Valente

Tony Valente

Council Candidate