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THECANDIDATES ABBOTSFORD RIDING Ed Fast

MISSION - MATSQUI - FRASER CANYON RIDING Brad Vis

Conservative, Incumbent

Conservative

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

Ed Fast has been the MP for Abbotsford since 2006, and has served as the Minister of International Trade since 2011. Fast holds a law degree from UBC and has served on the Abbotsford school board and city council. He and his wife Annette have six children and four grandchildren.

Dennis Adamson Jen Martel

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.

NDP

Jen Martel works as a lifeguard and first aid instructor and is the vice-president of her union local. Martel has a B.Sc. and has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Fraser Valley Irish Dance Association and the Special Olympics Abbotsford Fundraising Committee.

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Peter Njenga

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.

Liberal

Peter Njenga works as a Chartered Professional Accountant and runs a charitable organization aiming to help homeless people. Njenga holds an MBA and a PhD in finance, and also runs a home care company for seniors. Njenga lives in Surrey with his wife Jennifer and has two sons.

Stephen Fowler

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.

Green

Wyatt Scott

Stephen Fowler has worked as a high school teacher in Abbotsford since 1996. He holds a bachelor of arts degree, and a graduate degree in liberal studies. Fowler runs a number of clubs at his school, works with the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club, and has a teenage son.

PEOPLESTATS

Liberal

Independent

Wyatt Scott is an entrepreneur in Mission, 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.

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

172,720

174,321

176,659

178,489

178,967

POPULATION

*ABBOTSFORD-MISSION, ESTIMATED

COUNTINGHEADS ABBOTSFORD-MISSION CENSUS METROPOLITAN AREA (CMA)

37.9 39K

MEDIAN AGE IN COMMUNITY TOTAL NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS

14K 88K

MARRIED COUPLES WITH CHILDREN RESIDENTS AGED 15 TO 64

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

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CRIMERATES

WEASKED DO YOU INTEND TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU VOTE IN THIS FEDERAL ELECTION COMPARED TO 2011?

UNEMPLOYMENT

VIOLENT CRIMINAL CODE VIOLATIONS

2015

*MAY RATE, ABBOTSFORD-MISSION

INCIDENTS REPORTED PER 100,000 POPULATION

FAMILYINCOME $62,370 $62,320 $64,250 $66,550

*MEDIAN, BY HOUSEHOLD, ABBOTSFORD-MISSION

EARNINGLEVELS $50,000 - $75,000

$100,000 - $200,000

22,130 $75,000 - $100,000

8,460

5,300

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2014

40%

1,066

2011 ELECTION RESULTS ABBOTSFORD RIDING

$200,000 & OVER

Topping the polls was ED FAST, receiving 32,493

720

votes, or 65 per cent of the total numer of ballots. He was followed by New Democrat David Murray, who received 10,089 votes, or 20 per cent of all

GREEN LIBERAL NDP CONSERVATIVE VOTER TURN OUT

2009 2010 2011 2012

949

989

5.7%

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ballots. In third was Madeleine Hardin, a Liberal, with 4,968 votes and 10 per cent of the total. Green candidate Daniel Bryce got 2,138 votes,

32,260 *INDIVIDUALS, ABBOTSFORD-MISSION, 2013

SOCIAL VOICES

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SUSAN MERRY BARKER I would really like to have the elected person vote for the things or in the direction that their constituents want, not the way ‘the boss’ wants... take big money out of the equation and listen to the people who actually pay your wages.

CHANTAL CARON It’s never as easy as it seems, be careful and make it about governing and not about superficial things that only “look” good.

cent of the total. The boundaries of the riding have been slightly ad-

BARRY BODELL Stay away from personal bias and heaven forbid, listen to the people.

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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

7.7%

2011

8.7%

2011

7.5%

2012

7.1%

2012

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.

WEALTH GAP SOURCE: STATS CANADA

SHARE OF WEALTH OWNED BY WEALTHIEST 10%

CANADA

47.9%

B.C.

56.2%

SHARE OF WEALTH OWNED BY POOREST 50%

CANADA

5.5%

B.C.

3.1%

MEDICAL MARIJUANA 2015 ESTIMATED, SOURCE: HEALTH CANADA

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166 SEATS

103 SEATS

34 SEATS

2001 - 2012

-26.3%

UNEMPLOYMENTRATE

Elizabeth May

2011

+12.2%

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

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.

ELECTION RESULTS

CANADIAN POPULATION

25.7% from 2008

MEDIAN TOTAL INCOME

Leader, Bloc Quebecois

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

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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

34.2%

2014 - 2015

SHELTER + FOOD

2013 - 2014

SOURCE: 2015 BUDGET

EXPORTS

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

$516 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

2015 - 2016

GDP GROWTH COMPARISIONS

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

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

TOP 50 COUNTRIES 2011 2012 2013

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POLAND

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

2012 2013

1,665

723

1,882

283

175

760

151

95

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