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What matters to you?

#CANADAVOTES

OURFUTURE

Canadian voters are on the verge of making a decision that will shape the future of Canada for years to come.

#CANADAVOTES

OCTOBER 19

When they go to the polls on October 19, many factors will influence who they choose to lead the country. From the economy to foreign policy, infrastructure to the environment, this is a multi-issue election. This special supplement presents local and national statistics, highlighting data about economic, health and standard of living indicators – information to be considered when you make your decision on election day.

ALL CANDIDATES MEETING

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Federal Election Candidates | Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7pm Media Sponsor:

Hope Recreation Centre, Conference Room (Access is available through back parking lot) 9/15H_DHC17


VOTE GREEN

#HOPE

Vote Arthur Green Mission/Matsqui/Fraser Canyon

Authorized By The Offical Agent For Arthur Green

ELECTION2015

604-795-1524 greenparty.ca

THECANDIDATES CHILLIWACK HOPE

*DECLARED AS OF SEPT. 14

CHILLIWACK HOPE

Thomas Cheney Green Party

Dorothy-Jean O’Donnell

Incumbent: No

Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Incumbent: No

Currently working on a Master’s degree in Environ-mental Studies, specializing in Climate Change Mitigation at the University of Northern British Columbia. Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Economics from UNBC.

O’Donnell is a lawyer and political activist who has campaigned on the idea of changing the way voters are represented by their MPs. Instead of following party lines, she has argued voters should reach consensus on an issue in their riding, then instruct their MP how to vote.

Louis De Jaeger

Mark Strahl

Liberal

Incumbent: No

Owner of Bravo Restaurant in Chilliwack. Board member with the Downtown BIA Board Member, Sto:lo Community Futures Member, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Member, The Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Rotary Club

Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus since 2012. Current parliamentary secretary to the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Norther Development. Former member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, 2011 to 2013.

Alexander Johnson

SPOKENWORD

FRASER VALLEY A

TH OM PS ON NICOLA

Incumbent: No

Lifetime resident of Chilliwack, actor and musician.

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Libertarian

Incumbent: Yes

Conservative

STAVE LAKE

ENGLISH: 88%

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Professor and department head of adult education at the University of the Fraser Valley. Author of two books: Education and Sustainablity, and Human Rights Education for Families. List of awards includes a Government of Canada award for research on sustainability.

PEOPLESTATS POPULATION HOPE

SKOWKALE

R EEK

SKWAH 4

A L LO

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CHEAM 1

FRASER VALLEY G

DUTCH: 2%

FRASER VALLEY D

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FRASER

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FRASER VALLEY F

Incumbent: No

RH O P E

NDP

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

SILVE

Seonaigh MacPherson

GERMAN: 3.2%

OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN H

F R A S E R VA L L E Y

CHEHALIS 5

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CHILLIWACK

FRENCH: 1.6%

TZEACHTEN 13

CHILL

ABBOTSFORD SOOWAHLIE 14 CULTUS LAKE

UPPER SUMAS 6

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FRASER VALLEY E

CHILLIWACK LAKE

ABBOTSFORD

2001

2006

2011

2016*

6,184

6,185

5,969

7,540

CENSUS YEARS

COUNTINGHEADS BC STATS (*PROJECTED)

PERCENTILE - HOPE

50.2 15.7

MEDIAN AGE IN COMMUNITY TOTAL NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS

30.6 62.3

MARRIED COUPLES WITH CHILDREN RESIDENTS AGED 15 TO 64

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

1 Create good jobs by investing in infrastructure while interest rates are low.

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Cut taxes for the mi them for the w


VOTE GREEN

EVOTES

Vote Thomas Vote Arthur Cheney Green Chilliwack-HopeCanyon Mission/Matsqui/Fraser

Authorized By The Offical Agent For Arthur Green

604-316-1540 greenparty.ca 604-795-1524

WEASKED

CRIMERATES

JOBS

CHILLIWACK HOPE

WILL YOU VOTE FOR SAME PARTY YOU VOTED FOR IN THE LAST FEDERAL ELECTION?

UNEMPLOYMENT

7.5%

2012

THIS WEB POLL IS INFORMAL, NOT SCIENTIFIC. IT REFLECTS OPINIONS OF SITE VISITORS WHO VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATE. RESULTS MAY NOT REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OF THE PUBLIC AS A WHOLE. BLACK PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STATISTICAL ACCURACY OF OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE.

2011

6.8% 2013

5.9% 2014

2012

98.7

97.1 TOTAL CRIMINAL CODE VIOLATIONS

YES

CHILLIWACK HOPE

GREEN LIBERAL NDP CONSERVATIVE VOTER TURN OUT

2011 ELECTION RESULTS

44%

2013

INCIDENTS (INCLUDING PROPERTY, VIOLENT AND OTHER CRIMES) REPORTED PER 1,000 POPULATION

99.5

NO

56%

THECANDIDATES

MISSION - MATSQUI - FRASER CANYON RIDING Brad Vis

Conservative

Brad Vis has previously worked as a communications advisor to Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, and most recently has spent a year working for an agri-business developer. Vis lives in Abbotsford with his wife Kathleen.

Dennis Adamson

In 2011 long-time Chilliwack Conservative Party incumbent Chuck Strahl chose not to seek re-election. In his place, Mark Stahl earned the party nomination and continued the Conservative domination of the riding. He easily beat NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony (who later was elected MLA for Chilliwack-Hope in a byelection), as well as former Chilliwack city councillor, Diane Janzen, who ran as a Liberal. The riding has since been redrawn and is now “Chilliwack-Hope.”

NDP

Dennis Adamson has worked as the Electoral Area B director for the Fraser Valley Regional District since 2008. He lives in Yale, serves on the board of a local charity aiming to help seniors live independently, and is married with two daughters.

Jati Sidhu

Liberal

Jati Sidhu, an Abbotsford resident, currently runs a business development company. He holds a BA in political science and economics, and has served on the Abbotsford Police Board, the UFV Board of Governors, and the board of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.

Art Green

Green

Art Green works as a motion picture technician and volunteers with the Hope Ratepayers’ Association and the Hope and Area Transition Society. He has studied accounting and attended a political training institute at UBC. Green is married and has three stepchildren.

Wyatt Scott

59% 57% 26% 11% 5.5%

2

iddle class and raise wealthiest 1%.

Independent

Wyatt Scott is an entrepreneur in Mission, BC, with a small gemstone finishing company. He volunteers with the Mission Sunrise Rotary Club, the Mission Folk Fest, and the Mission Friendship Center. Scott is married and has a son.

3 Invest in affordable housing and child care to help those working hard to join the middle class.

Authorized by the official agent for Louis De Jaeger.


#CANAD ELECTION2015

CRIMERATES THECANDIDATES CANADA 5190 BRITISH COLUMBIA 7454 CANADA 1092 BRITISH COLUMBIA 1262

POLICE OFFICERS

2013, INCIDENTS PER 100,000 POPULATION. SOURCE: STATS CANADA

Stephen Harper Age: 56

Total crime rate down

Prime Minister – Leader, Conservative Party of Canada

Stephen Harper has been the Prime Minister of Canada since 2006 and the leader of the Conservative Party since 2004. Born in Toronto, Harper moved to Alberta after high school – first to Edmonton, then to study economics at the University of Calgary. He has been MP of Calgary Southwest since 2002, originally with the Canadian Alliance party, and became the Leader of the Opposition in that year’s election.

Total crime rate down

Justin Trudeau Age:43

Born in Ottawa while his father, Pierre Trudeau, was Prime Minister of Canada, Justin was raised in Montreal and is a graduate of both McGill University and UBC. Before entering politics, he worked as a French and math teacher in Vancouver. He won the riding of Papineau (Quebec) as a Liberal MP in 2008 – a position he still holds. He was named leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in 2013, succeeding Bob Rae.

Thomas Mulcair Age: 60

Leader, New Democratic Party

Mulcair was born in Ottawa in 1954 and raised in Quebec – in Hull and Laval – and graduated from Montreal’s McGill University in 1977. Mulcair was elected leader of the NDP in 2012, succeeding the late Jack Layton as the head of Canada’s Official Opposition. Mulcair has been the MP for Outremont (Quebec) since 2007.

Total violent rate down

FAMILYINCOME INDIVIDUALINCOME

2001 - 2012

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

$68,860

$68,410

$69,860

$72,240

$74,540

$28,920

$28,840

$29,250

$30,180

$31,320

SOURCE: STATS CANADA. FROM FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR.

CONSERVATIVE

Leader, Green Party of Canada

CANADA

NDP

Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party and the MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands in B.C. May became just the party’s second-ever Member of Parliament, winning her riding in the 2011 federal election (even though she was not invited to that year’s national TV debates). She won the Green Party’s leadership in 2006, replacing Jim Harris.

LIBERAL

VOTER TURN OUT

Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party won its third consecutive federal election, this time increasing its seat count to 166 to grab a majority government. The NDP, under the late Jack Layton, surged into the official opposition’s chair with 103 seats – the largest total in the party’s history. Meanwhile, the Liberal Party tumbled from 77 seats (in 2008) to just 34, and leader Michael Ignatieff left his post after the election. The Bloc Quebecois and Gilles Duceppe – who has returned to his position for 2015 – crashed from 49 seats won in 2008 to just four, losing its official party status.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

WEALTH GAP SOURCE: STATS CANADA

SHARE OF WEALTH OWNED BY WEALTHIEST 10%

7.7%

2011

8.7%

2011

7.5%

2012

7.1%

2012

CANADA

47.9%

B.C.

56.2%

7.1%

2013

6.4%

2013

7.1%

2014

6.5%

2014

6.8%

2015

6.8%

2015

GREEN BLOC QUEBÉCOIS

The 2011 federal election resulted in a major power shuffle in Ottawa – the incumbents increased their lead while others rose to prominence and relevance, and a once-dynastic party left in defeat, forced to rebuild.

And the Green Party won its first-ever seat in Ottawa, with party leader Elizabeth May taking her riding in Saanich– Gulf Islands.

SHARE OF WEALTH OWNED BY POOREST 50%

CANADA

5.5%

B.C.

3.1%

MEDICAL MARIJUANA 2015 ESTIMATED, SOURCE: HEALTH CANADA

61.4% 39.6% 30.6% 18.9% 6.0% VOTER TURNOUT

166 SEATS

103 SEATS

34 SEATS

2001 - 2012

-26.3%

UNEMPLOYMENTRATE

Elizabeth May

2011

+12.2%

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

Leader, Bloc Quebecois

ELECTION RESULTS

CANADIAN POPULATION

25.7% from 2008

MEDIAN TOTAL INCOME

The oldest leader of Canada’s major federal political parties, Duceppe is also the longest-serving leader of the five – he led the Bloc from 1997 to 2011, then re-assumed leadership this year, replacing Mario Beaulieu. Duceppe also served as MP for Laurier–Sainte Marie from 1990 to 2011. He has not yet announced which riding he’ll run for in 2015.

Age: 61

CRIME RATES

18.14% from 2008

INCOMESTATS

Gilles Duceppe Age: 67

2001 - 2012

22.8% from 2008

Total violent rate down

Leader, Liberal Party of Canada

+21.8%

21.7% from 2008

4 SEATS

3.9% 1 SEAT

NUMBER OF USERS IN CANADA AUTHORIZED BY HEALTH CANADA TO POSSESS MEDICAL MARIJUANA

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

12,829 27,778 29,888 37,884 +50,000

#HOPEVOTES #FRA


DAVOTES FEDERAL DEBT$692 BILLION DEBT-TO-GDP RATIO

BUDGET DEFICIT/SURPLUS

30.8%

+1.4 BILLION -2.0 BILLION -5.2 BILLION

29.3%

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17

IMPORTS EXPORTS

2015 - 2016

34.2%

2014 - 2015

SHELTER + FOOD

2013 - 2014

$516

GDP GROWTH COMPARISIONS

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

SOURCE: 2015 BUDGET

EXPORTS 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

GDP GROWTH JOBGROWTH

$403,966,700,000 $456,612,500,000 $463,135,100,000 $479,266,200,000 $528,794,800,000

GDP GROWTH OF G7 COUNTRIES SINCE END OF RECESSION IN 2009

$413,670,000,000 $456,044,900,000 $474,287,100,000 $486,487,400,000 $524,241,800,000

25.3%

TAXES, INSURANCE, PENSION, HEALTH + EDUCATION

$382

JOB GROWTH OF G7 COUNTRIES OVER THE RECOVERY

+15.6% +13.5% +11.6% +10.3% +9.1% +5.7% -2.3%

IMPORTS 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

SOURCE: STATS CANADA. SPENDING PER WEEK.

SOURCE: 2015 BUDGET

ACTUAL AND PROJECTED SOURCE: 2015 BUDGET

32.3% 31.2%

HOUSEHOLD SPENDING

+7.4% +8.9% +5.1% +6.5% +2.0% +1.1% +0.6%

19.8%

TRANSPORT + HOUSEHOLD OPERATIONS

$298 20.7%

RECREATION + OTHER Furnishings, clothing, reading materials, gifts, donations, misc. expenses, tobacco/alcohol, personal care, games of chance

REFUGEECLAIMANTS BY COUNTRY

CHINA

KOREA

HUNGARY

ROMANIA

POLAND

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

2012 2013

1,665

723

1,882

283

175

760

151

95

39

37

TOP 50 COUNTRIES 2011 2012 2013

................. ................ ................

25,317 20,469 10,350

2013 VS 2012

49% REDUCTION

$310 GRAND TOTAL Equivalent $78,414 per household per year.

$1508

SERCANYONVOTES


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