The climate crisis. Childcare. Affordability. Reconciliation.
That’s what I’m hearing about in our community, so I’m running for re-election as your Liberal candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country to tackle these issues.
I’m an environmental lawyer, born and raised in our region. I joined the Liberals because they’re the only party that can and will meet these challenges.
Here’s our plan:
The climate crisis
We have a comprehensive, costed plan to fight the climate crisis. We’re on track to exceed our original Paris targets—so we’ve increased them. It will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and it’s been endorsed by Canada’s contributing authors on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, including former BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.
The Conservatives, meanwhile, have promised to revive the Northern Gateway Pipeline, and to violate the Paris Accord by taking the unprecedented step of decreasing Canada’s targets.
Just before the election, we signed an agreement with the B.C. government to bring $10/day childcare to B.C., while creating 40,000 new spaces.
The Conservatives have promised to rip that up.
I talk to young people every day who can’t afford to live where they grew up. We will meet this challenge with a proportionate response by building, repairing or restoring 1.4 million new homes across Canada, introducing a tax-free First Home Savings Account for young Canadians, taxing property-flipping, and more. Generation Squeeze, a Vancouver-based affordability advocacy organization, has endorsed our plan. For seniors, we’ve already gotten started, with 232 affordable homes right here in Squamish.
As a lawyer who has practiced aboriginal law and represented First Nations across our province, I’m fully committed to reconciliation. We’ve done a lot in the past six years:
- helped lift every long-term drinking water advisory on reserve in B.C.;
- completed or made progress on 80% of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action under federal jurisdiction;
- incorporated the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into federal law.
There’s more to do, and I will continue to build relationships to advance meaningful reconciliation in our communities.
The choice in this election is clear. We can move backwards on the climate, childcare, affordability and reconciliation with the Conservatives, or we can move forward—for everyone.
I hope I can earn your vote.
Liberal candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country.
Learn more at www.reelectpatrickweiler.com.
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