Amanda Lee Jacobson, BC Liberal Party
1. Job creation: Jacobson believes the publication of a jobs creation plan by the Liberals indicates their commitment to creating new employment opportunities.
2. Free-enterprise government: She is “committed to the idea of a free-enterprise government that provides the best opportunities for people.”
Mayo McDonough, Green Party of BC
1. Water and food security: McDonough hopes to secure community ownership of watersheds, investment in local farms and food production, and the replacement of open-net salmon farms with land-based fish farms to protect wild stocks.
2. Promote small businesses by increasing incentives and reducing bureaucracy.
3. Direct a larger portion of the provincial budget directly to municipalities.
Murray McNab, Independent
1. Local representation: “As an independent, I can bring the views of the constituents to Victoria rather than bringing back the views of a party leader from Victoria.”
2. The economy: “If we don’t have a strong economy, we can’t take care of all the social programs that need help.”
3. VIHA and healthcare: “Everything’s being run out of Victoria. All of the services are concentrated south of the Malahat, and I don’t think that’s proper.”
P. Anna Paddon, Independent
1. Infrastructure and transportation development: “I believe that Galiano should have a bridge and I believe we should have a tunnel that connects Vancouver Island and Richmond.”
2. Education: “We should have a junior middle school and upper-level school where people have free tuition for 100- and 200-level courses right in the secondary school.”
Doug Routley, BC NDP
1. Fund programs and public investments through tax increases: “Our plan is to make modest tax increases to the top two per cent of earners in this province, as well as the largest corporations and banks. We’ll use that to support child care, to support investment in forestry…and we will invest in seniors’ care and child-and-youth mental health.”
2. “Renovate democracy” by banning corporate and union donations and by requiring the auditor general to review all government ads to eliminate partisan advertising.
John James Donald Sherry, BC Conservative Party
1. Ban corporate and union donations: “It’s a founding principle of our party. Government should not be subject to influence from its donors, being unions or organizations or corporations. The government belongs to the people of B.C.”
2. A non-whipped vote: “The BC Conservatives will vote the will of their constituents above their party each and every time.”