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The Capital Every day Candidate Database

Picture: James MacDonald / Capital Every day

Writer’s be aware: Capital Every day has been reaching out to native candidates about our survey, each straight and over social media over the previous month. A majority have stuffed it out, however we’ve but to obtain responses from a number of campaigns. To this point, no candidates from View Royal, North Saanich or Highlands have submitted surveys.

We are going to proceed to replace the database with candidate responses as we obtain them. 

Welcome to Capital Every day’s 2022 municipal election database!

We’ve got requested candidates working for mayor and council seats throughout Better Victoria to contribute to this database by offering fundamental details about themselves, and description their ideas on native points, from policing to public session.

The goal of this database is to offer you a software to get to know the candidates working to characterize you—similar to their background, whether or not they personal property or reside within the jurisdiction they’re working to characterize—and get an concept of what they might carry to the council desk, if elected.

Methods to use it

We’ve damaged the database down into three searchable sections, every of which incorporates a search bar the place you’ll be able to enter the title of a selected candidate or lookup a particular municipality. It’s also possible to seek for all candidates working to be mayor throughout the area.

Within the first part—The Fundamentals—you’ll discover private details about candidates, similar to their age, annual family earnings, whether or not they hire or personal property, and the way they get round.

The Substance part options longer solutions from candidates about essentially the most urgent points they see affecting their group and the way they might sort out them, if elected. We additionally supplied prompts for candidates to supply their ideas on the state of policing, the wants of households and younger individuals and what reconciliation means on the native stage.

Within the Lightning Spherical, we requested candidates to supply sure or no solutions on easy questions, similar to whether or not there may be sufficient native parking, if road security is a major subject and whether or not sufficient public session is being performed. Whereas we acknowledge many of those points will not be black and white—and subsequently capturing the nuance of any candidate’s stance isn’t doable with a easy “sure” or “no”—our goal is to supply some fundamental context about the place candidates stand on a few of the large points. Consider it as a place to begin for dialogue and additional questions, slightly than a definitive reply to usually advanced points. Some candidates had been uncomfortable answering sure or no to a few of these questions and so their responses have been left clean.

Scroll proper to search out the complete set of solutions in every class.

Candidate responses have been sparingly formatted for consistency and readability. 

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