Delta councillor candidate Q&As

The North Delta Reporter sent councillor candidates a list of eight questions to answer

The North Delta Reporter sent councillor candidates a list of eight questions to gauge their positions on some of the major issues in the 2018 civic election campaign. The questions were:

1) Why are you running for council?

2) What in your opinion are the top issues facing the City of Delta and how do you plan to address them?

3) What is your plan for addressing the need for affordable and rental housing in Delta, especially as it relates to medium- and high-density developments/highrises in North Delta?

4) What is your stance on cannabis production and retail sales in Delta?

5) A number of Delta’s recreation facilities are in need of upgrading or replacement. Which projects do you think are important to tackle first, and where will you find the money to pay for them?

6) A new Casino will soon be built at the site of the Delta Town & Country Inn, bringing the city an estimated $1.5 million and $3 million in revenue. How do you think that money should best be spent, and how do you plan to mitigate the casino’s impact on the community?

7) Last year mayor and council voted to give outgoing elected officials a “Council Service Benefit” (commonly referred to as a “golden handshake”) to compensate them for not being eligible to join the city’s pension plan. Do you support this end-of-service benefit and do you agree with the decision to backdate it 12 years?

8) The previous mayor and council advocated for a 10-lane bridge to replace the aging tunnel George Massey Tunnel. That is your preferred replacement option (or do you think it even needs replacing), and why?

We gave candidates a limit of 400 words total to answer. Click the links below to see what the candidates had to say…

(Note, candidates’s answers have been edited for length, clarity and to conform with Canadian Press style, as required.)

Robert Campbell (Team Delta)

Dan Copeland (Achieving for Delta)

Craig DeCraene

Chen Du

Darcy Green

Param Grewal (Achieving for Delta)

Alicia Guichon (Achieving for Delta)

Kay Khilvinder Hale

Joan Hansen (Team Delta)

Lois E. Jackson (Achieving for Delta)

Jeannie Kanakos (Independents Working for You)

Kim Kendall (Team Delta)

Dylan Kruger (Achieving for Delta)

Lori Mayhew

Bruce McDonald (Independents Working for You)

Sandeep Pandher (Independents Working for You)

Garry Shearer (Independents Working for You)

Cal Traversy (Achieving for Delta)

Simran Walia (Team Delta)

Note: candidate Mike Smith did not submit answers the North Delta Reporter’s questionnaire.

The civic election takes place on Saturday, Oct. 20.

SEE ALSO: 43 candidates running in Delta civic election



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Intent of killing at centre of Surrey man’s West Kelowna murder trial

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Allison Beames is anticipated to return with her decision in August

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being hit by bus in uptown White Rock

Collision occurred July 3 at North Bluff Road and Johnston Road

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Surrey man facing charges related to child pornography

Elazar Reshef, 52, has worked in the Delta School District

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

Greater Vancouver home sales start to tick up, with prices holding steady

Residential sales last month reached 2,443, a 64.5 per cent jump from May

Langley Lodge’s deadly outbreak declared over

Fraser Health and long-term care home administrator confirm Friday declaration

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

Most Read