- A proportional Voting System and Democratic Reform;
- Environmental Sustainability, and Protection of British Columbia Weather, Climate and Environment Worldwide
- Transportation and our Environment protected
- Updated and more current Judicial system and Public Sector employees;
- Greater Small Business Reform and Leadership,
- Housing, with updates to our forestry industry, manufacturing and the building code;
- More proactive Healthcare. Stick at what BCs good at;
- More free Education; and
- Keep our Crown Corporations green.
Created using a more general, environmental policy ranking system hinged on common sense. Average people can look up to my platform and understand.
It includes a breakdown of our provincial $2.2-billion surplus. Provincially, from some of the highest contributors in Canada. It’s awesome we’re all so fortunate here but as the leaders we need to do more. Our average household income is over 120k per year versus the 50-60k Canadian average. Especially for our environment and as global leaders. Let’s encourage and provide the greater leadership across all demographics we deserve or stop the growth and look elsewhere where there are greater leadership and need.
Push for a proportional Voting System, and Democratic Reform: We need to push for a more proportional voting system. Encourage young adults and youth to participate in democratic reform and our democratic system. Initiate a well-known policy standardization opportunity for young adults. We all should be given an opportunity to own land, resources, valuables and what we want. This is what our ancestors intended.
Young people are no longer given a suitable hierarchy of needs. They need greater opportunity for land, and buildings. Not to mention business: farming, forestry, mining and related. We need greater choice. We need greater political choice. Politicians used to be leaders. Not long ago we purchased acreages for a fraction of the amount a down payment for a town home is now. It has skewed young person’s hierarchy of needs. Especially through voting we should push for greater choice. We must continually re-evaluate our hierarchy of needs and make it more well-known.
Standardize voting for young people. Make it well known working and voting could actually produce results. People that vote need to be more well-known and treated better than those that do not vote. It should be more well known for all Canadians that our Goals and Ambitions are achievable here and worldwide, and through greater policy and voter reform.
Environment: Our corridor has a strong history of environmentalism and environmentalists. Protect our air, water, and land. British Columbia’s climate is worldwide renown.
Utilize and invest in a more well-known and internationally standardized environmental ranking system. Examples could include the long-term carbon costs of vehicles travelling to Whistler versus a ski/snow resort in Brohm Ridge or Tram at Mt. Currie. Another example is Temporary trailer housing in Whistler rather than everyone driving from Pemberton, West Vancouver and Squamish. For Whistler locals, another example would be scrapping the entire bus system and providing cross country skis or bikes for employees to commute to work on. British Columbia should be the leader in environmental policy and manufacturing. One that is more well-known and context to international rankings and standards such as in Europe and overseas.
Public versus private companies competing including incentives and less barriers to entry for new, innovate and West Van-Sea to Sky made products. Examples include: electric companies and e-bikes; private power developments; and, easier projects with general barriers to entry that the public can use and understand. We need more competition. Here and to progress internationally.
Wind turbines in Squamish are a more proven and long term solution to LNG. Place them strategically to prevent bird confrontations or simply net area off to birds entirely. This is a much larger and better stepping stone to the LNG strategy that had and will plague BC liberals during their RCMP investigation.
British Columbia is increasingly a service based industry yet still has the old manufacturing and educational potential to keep us as leaders environmentally. There must be greater provincial encouragement to block out trade deals that put corporate profits before our rights. Protect the air, water, land, and our climate. We must keep British Columbia natural and a leader worldwide in this area.
Here are 3 small ways you can count on our Environment policy, and commitment to the environment Everyday:
1) Encourage more recycling and report more people littering. When elected we would encourage the sheriff, fire and other provincial to encourage more people to recycle and not pollute. It is proactively preventing one of our easiest environmental mistakes. We all become forgetful or don’t always have time. Especially for common plastics and packaging.
2) Vehicles are one of the most common causes of pollution in British Columbia. We encourage: greater bike lanes; E-cars and low emission incentives; as well, greater benefits for small business and especially contractors. Also: Carpooling, and greater bus transit. Let’s bring back the hydrogen buses or manufacture our own electronic ones here in British Columbia as we deserve and the environmentalists intended.
3) Farm to table Agriculture: feed and agriculture progression includes products made and grown here at our environment. When elected we would provide every household a pamphlet and information on growing at your own home or business. Also where to purchase seeds and supplies.
Depending on our score, depends on our progression. Provincially, and as one of recently unfound leaders of this progression. Lets unite and create something we deserve and that’s great. We would like to develop and utilize a more well known and leading global cost benefits approach to the environment, sustainable business and our Sea to Sky and West Vancouver Communities. Its our place so lets make it great as intended by many of our fore founders and ancestors.
Transportation and our Environment: Incentives for E-bikes, including the local research and development. Whistler is the forefront of the cycling and bike industry. Why shouldn’t the Sea to Sky and West Vancouver be more well known for manufacturing them?
Administer and utilize a better, more well-known and participated transportation strategy. We suggest to start a more well-known tax based pay system for all forms of transport. Where is the money going when we purchase a car. Where is it going when we pay ICBC. Is it for staff, or the auto industry, taxes or government? How much of it do we see back into our pockets in terms of jobs or highway improvements. This should be more well know and at the very least a set amount going back to bike lanes and transit. As leaders, environmental transportation is critical for our corridor and province.
Provincial there needs to be a ski, bike, e-bike, run, skateboard, roller blade and transportation and transportation committee. There also needs to be commission for small cars, trucks; electric vehicles and bike transit. Tax larger and diesel trucks greater to their corresponding smog and global particulate emissions strategy. By 2030 some countries will be emissions free. With our forests and natural resources, British Columbia is one of the greenest and most ecologically sensitive places on earth. Utilize some of Vancouver and Squamish’s leading traffic reduction strategies. We have so many local experts in the area here that could commit to a more localized and long term zero emissions plan while not mustering the amount of successful businesses we have here.
Utilize a reservation or toll based provincial park system like our provincial parks, and other natural wilderness habitat areas based on number of visits or gasoline usage. Here is a suggestion: at the start of well-known natural yet petrol polluting establishments: Whistler/Sea to Sky, Duffey Lake/Joffre Lake, Pemberton Ice Cap and at the base of Lillooet lake requires a greater road tax for visiting skier’s ATV and snowmobilers. Similarly to other well-known Canadian and international regions, it is more logical to support a tax base for visitors to Whistler that don’t directly own property or work here. Extend Joffre Provincial Park and Duffy Lake Park past 30km to include Cayoosh Creek and at Ganner Bluffs and keep this area natural. Of course, routine volunteer trips to the area, ski lodges, working or volunteering with local groups would utilize tax breaks. Our strategies increase environmental provincial transportation incentives, and could help local municipalities remove repetitive needs and resources. Property taxes, bills and thus bi-laws, bills could be reduced and money better spent on protecting our environment through the reduction of petrol chemicals and thus increase green technologies. Our regions need greater environmental incentive and fitness/exercise for locals. Not people driving here in for a few days to head back and pollute in their cars.
In the Sea to Sky and West Vancouver we also need more road stops with bathrooms, garbage and recycling stations. These will have very low impact and will help with pollution and pollution.
Through more modern and environmental climate strategies we can best utilize a long-term solution to protect the air, water, land, and climate.
Public Services and Judicial system:
What is stopping us from doing more for the average people in our communities? Whistler resort generates $500 million every year in tax revenue for federal, provincial and municipal government. The resort is responsible for about 25 per cent of the entire annual tourism export revenue of B.C. Our system is better utilized adding greater government contracts, renovating roads and increasing skilled trades then hiring more fire, sheriff and public servants. Let’s make public services more manageable for everyone, and not just the wealthy. Include more mental health, affordable food and housing as apart of our health services.
Make courts manageable and affordable for anyone with intelligence. Provide more accurate drug and criminal reform. We would Initiate a camping, mental health, outdoors, sports program that is second to none in the Sea to Sky and West Vancouver District. Only BC could initiate this sort of program and I would like to make sure West Vancouver, Sea to Sky and Whistler fulfils this role.
Legalize drugs now but like Spain, Italy and other first world nations make dealing them without a license illegal. Have water preservation plans in place now. Have the sheriff and more divisions of government protect our water. Not only our citizens.
Increase the smoking age to 21.
Encourage home and vehicle automation and get more police and fire out volunteering in our communities. In and out of uniform. There needs to be greater standardization of our needs here. Not just driving around or sitting in office, doing courses and paperwork and vehicles. This is backwards.
Provincial RCMP, Sheriff and Provincially judicially employees need greater representation. My plan is to offer more long term leadership opportunities for these people in our community. Put a greater emphasis on hiring people who have long term, and initiation of leadership in our communities.
Our system is full of repeat offenders and court should increase productivity to find greater, more positive mechanisms such as growing and operating businesses. Not processing repeat offenders. Initiate more well-known mandatory minimums. Especially for repeat offenders. Court and jail are full of people with disabilities, aliments, mental health problems and addictions. Stop the problem before it starts. We need proper attraction of services and mental health facilities for repeat offenders. Rather than sheriff ticketing, transporting and arresting repeat drug offenders have them spend time in a cell with one and find out how to prevent the same thing from happening again. Stop trying to band aid a broken court system and initial some sort of judicial reform. It is terrible to have and witness this.
Initiate cost based system approach to policing and criminal reform. Example keeping repeat offenders out of the system, on the street or best yet working proactively initiates greater points than a sheriff who works 5-6 days a week (overtime) in courts. A sheriff that keeps a meth dealer off the street 3 months and not in court get a couple paid days off. Witnessing the same vicious cycle of repeat offenders is insanity. Like our environmental reform initiate common sense points system and a cost benefits approach for police and sheriffs doing good in our communities.
Justice reform always seems too slow and adaptive to political change (or any at all). It’s the same thing with the courts, judicial system and social service system. Let’s be more positive and correct a system that hadn’t really worked that well to begin with. Putting a greater emphasis on hiring people who have long term or initiation of leadership in our communities is an excellent starting point. It is even more important we have proper health care, hospitals and addiction facilities for people with disabilities, aliments, mental health problems and addictions.
Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, accounting for 90 percent of all businesses. I am advocating for policy and legislation that would increase small business access to loans from credit unions, allow entrepreneurs to grow tax-free savings to fund their new small business, and support the creation of business incubators that can assist small businesses with training, counseling, investment management, and other important services. In addition, I will work to connect more West Vancouver and Sea to Sky businesses with new markets for their products through the Internet, introducing Broadband for Rural Opportunities to provide adequate resources to expand access to unserved rural areas. As well, as to make broadband funding programs more accessible and user-friendly, creating a one-stop-shop in the provincial government to acquire funding and resources to deliver high-speed Internet to businesses and families currently cut off from such service.
Job, tax base housing structure the resort generates $500 million every year ($1.37 million every day) in tax revenue for federal, provincial and municipal coffers, and the resort is responsible for about 25 per cent of the entire annual tourism export revenue of B.C.. This is up from 21.5 per cent in 2012. Housing, a suitable wage and benefits should be guaranteed for the employed. We need to guarantee short term housing and long term affordable homes for more Whistler and tourism related businesses. Ensue greater benefits for employed people contributing to society and stop the freeriding entirely.
British Columbia needs greater increases in parental training and preventative reform, as well as an accurate and affordable senior’s management strategy. Encouragement more healthy and affordable upbringings with proactiveness and prevention. There’s more affordable sports: soccer and swimming before ski and mountain bike racing. For all ages encourage a healthy living and proactiveness.
Greater nurse, health care training, health care practitioners, physiotherapist, occupational therapists, etc training. More nursing homes, and care for elders. We need a more preventative service training, especially for elderly and encouragement to not make the same mistake twice. One of two physio visits for all British Columbians should be policy each year.
Legalization of medical marijuana with an increasing ecological focus. Ie. From seed to stem. Zero waste from hemp products. Privatization of marijuana growing associations. Keep the dope where it began and grow on the industry British Columbia helped produce and found
Create more mental health and disability awareness training. Attract more youthful and male teachers. More skilled trade and machinery training. Greater leadership and mental health participation at a young age. Make drug, alcohol; fitness and anger management teaching mandatory at a young age say grade 3 and onwards. Also initiation of a leading outdoors, and camping school for the mentally ill, drug addicted or physically ill. Greater emphasis should be put on not just an education but getting others who might have not had an opportunity out of a rut and more positivity.
Make crown corporation green. Less bureaucratic, more competitive, and with increased ecological focus. Driverless cars, hybrids, handheld electronics and e-bikes are the future. Make crown corporations leaders, more competitive with private businesses and the environmental, and we’ll see greatest job growth here in the future.
ICBC revenue is around 4 billion dollars and they employ 5200 employees. Let’s spend our money better. Encourage small business and don’t micro manage everything vehicle oriented. Be not at the whim of the insurer but greater encourage small business with value and deals. Encourage E-Bikes, trains and public transit and make incentives. Make less commercial vehicle tax for business utilizing low environmental impact. Encourage greater 2nd and 3rd vehicle tax or on tourists and rental cars.
Advancements in cars’ vehicles and motor vehicle cameras and detection systems also vindicate ICBC prepare to reduce employee strain and plan for a future where there are less and less claims and accidents. Let’s plan now.
BC Hydro’s revenue is 5 billion, and they employ nearly 6200 people. It’s great we have this many positions but our taxes need to be less and there needs to be increases in competition, as well as alternative energy driving costs down. Let’s be more up front about where costs are going. Why are they increasing with British Columbia’s abundance of resources, manufacturing and technology? I recommend greater alternative energy usage including: wind, water energy systems. Let’s encourage more private investment(s) in these areas. BC Hydro’s rates are slated to rise by another 3.5 per cent on Apr. 1, 201. If there’s no competition prices increase and we all should know technology advancement is coming.
Let’s make our already very successful Crown Corporations more Green. Hybrid vehicles, less paperwork and more handheld electronics. Automation and less bureaucracy. Even if it’s small, more competition against ICBC and BC Hydro will create greater service. Competition creates drive.