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The Chilliwack Progress

Friday, September 18, 2015

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425 - 44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC fb.com/ReElectMarkStrahl

What matters to you?

#CANADAVOTES

OURFUTURE

#CANADAVOTES

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

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.

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

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Cut taxes for the middle class and raise them for the wealthiest 1%.

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

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THECANDIDATES CHILLIWACK HOPE

CHILLIWACK HOPE

Thomas Cheney

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

Incumbent: No

Liberal

Conservative

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

TH OM PS ON NICOLA

Incumbent: No R

RI

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FRASE

IH AL LA

HARRISON LAKE

STAVE LAKE

LANGUAGES:

$80,000 TO $124,00

ENGLISH: 88%

$50,000 TO $79,000

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SKOWKALE

A L LO

CH I L LI WA CK — H O P E

1

3

SKA

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DUTCH: 2%

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CHILLIWACK

TZEACHTEN 13

CHILL

ABBOTSFORD SOOWAHLIE 14 CULTUS LAKE

UPPER SUMAS 6

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RIV E

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FRENCH: 1.6%

FRASER VALLEY E

CHILLIWACK LAKE

ABBOTSFORD

1996

2001

2006

2016*

2011

$30,000 TO $49,000

CENSUS YEARS

COUNTINGHEADS BC STATS (*PROJECTED)

68,746

MEDIAN AGE IN COMMUNITY TOTAL NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS

72,25

79,30

16K 50K

87,63

15,055

94,70

$5,000 TO $29,00

37,500

*INDIVIDUALS

FAMILYINCOME

MARRIED COUPLES WITH CHILDREN

MED. AVRG.

RESIDENTS AGED 15 TO 64

46%

2013

99.5

2011 ELECTION RESULTS CHILLIWACK - FRASER CANYON

POPULATION

39.8 10K

920

R

EEK

PEOPLESTATS

KWAWKWAWAPILT 6

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RIV

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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.

SKWAH 4

FRASER VALLEY G

$125,000 & OVER

FRASER VALLEY D

CHEAM 1

NO

YES

54%

THIS WEB POLL REFLECTS OPINIONS OF SITE VISITORS WHO VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATE. RESULTS MAY NOT REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OF THE PUBLIC AS A WHOLE.

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FRASER

SUM

KENT

RH O P E

Incumbent: No

NDP

SILVE

Seonaigh MacPherson

GERMAN: 3.2%

OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN H

F R A S E R VA L L E Y HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

TOTAL CRIMINAL CODE VIOLATIONS

5,955

11,505

OK AN AG AN -S I MI L KA M EE N

OTHELLO ROAD

2014

98.7

*2010

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

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

GREEN LIBERAL NDP CONSERVATIVE VOTER TURN OUT

CENTRAL OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN—NICOL

FRASER VALLEY B

2013

EARNINGLEVELS

HOPE

CHEHALIS 5

5.9%

SPOKENWORD

CO

5

MISSION—MATSQUI—FRASER CANYON

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

2012

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

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FRASER VALLEY C

FRASER VALLEY F

6.8%

2012

FLEUVE

PI TT MA ME P L AD E O RID W GES—

Lifetime resident of Chilliwack, actor and musician.

2011

Incumbent: Yes

FRASER VALLEY A

Libertarian

7.5%

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

WEASKED

UNEMPLOYMENT

Dorothy-Jean O’Donnell

Incumbent: No

Green Party

CRIMERATES

JOBS

*DECLARED AS OF SEPT. 14

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.”

$26,035 $34,587

59% 57% 26% 11% 5.5%

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2

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

Cut taxes for the middle class and raise them for the wealthiest 1%.

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

SOCIAL VOICES

TELL US THE ONE THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MP FOR CHILLIWACK-HOPE ACCOMPLISH IF ELECTED ON OCT. 19. MARLENE NOBLE I would like to see a government that thought a little about the seniors living on a fixed income. Most have worked hard for Canada and are now treated like second-class citizens.

MARC GREIDANUS I would like to see our MP fight to restore the environmental protection of our lakes and rivers that was dismantled under the Conservative government.

JULIE NICHOLLS Homelessness.

WAYNE FROESE Protect our Water: all the things that go into protecting and restoring wild salmon in the Fraser and Vedder; protect our aquifer from a risky pipeline running directly over it: re-route it (or reject it); a fully-funded Water Sustainability Act to monitor and preserve our water resources (so corporations don’t extract and pollute while we go without)

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#CANADAVOTES ELECTION2015

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

Leader, Liberal Party of Canada

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

25.7% from 2008

CONSERVATIVE

Leader, Green Party of Canada

CANADA

NDP LIBERAL

VOTER TURN OUT

2009

2010

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.

166 SEATS

103 SEATS

34 SEATS

4 SEATS

30.8%

2001 - 2012

+1.4 BILLION -2.0 BILLION -5.2 BILLION

29.3%

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

2011

2012

$68,860

$68,410

$69,860

$72,240

$74,540

$28,920

$28,840

$29,250

$30,180

$31,320

BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

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%

IMPORTS EXPORTS

34.2%

2014 - 2015

SHELTER + FOOD

2013 - 2014

SOURCE: 2015 BUDGET

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

EXPORTS 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

SOURCE: STATS CANADA. SPENDING PER WEEK.

+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

MEDICAL MARIJUANA 2015 ESTIMATED, SOURCE: HEALTH CANADA

61.4% 39.6% 30.6% 18.9% 6.0%

32.3% 31.2%

HOUSEHOLD SPENDING

SOURCE: 2015 BUDGET

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

7.7%

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.

VOTER TURNOUT

+12.2%

2001 - 2012

2008

BUDGET DEFICIT/SURPLUS

ACTUAL AND PROJECTED SOURCE: 2015 BUDGET

CANADIAN POPULATION

-26.3%

SOURCE: STATS CANADA. FROM FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR.

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.

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

18.14% from 2008

CRIME RATES

UNEMPLOYMENTRATE

Elizabeth May

2011

Total violent rate down

FAMILYINCOME INDIVIDUALINCOME

Leader, Bloc Quebecois

ELECTION RESULTS

22.8% 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

2001 - 2012

DEBT-TO-GDP RATIO

SOURCE: STATS CANADA

Gilles Duceppe Age: 67

+21.8%

21.7% from 2008

INCOMESTATS

FEDERAL DEBT$692 BILLION

POLICE OFFICERS

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

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

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

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TOP 50 COUNTRIES 2011 2012 2013

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2013 VS 2012

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25,317 20,469 10,350

49% REDUCTION

$310

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

$1508

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