Welcome to your B.C. election 2020 voter guide for the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding. Here you’ll find all the information you need on the candidates, the parties, the issues and how to vote.
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Is this my riding?
The Esquimalt-Metchosin riding includes the Township of Esquimalt, the Town of View Royal, the City of Colwood and the District of Metchosin.
Who are the candidates?
- Mitzi Dean, BC NDP (Website, Facebook)
- Andy MacKinnon, BC Green Party (Website, Facebook)
- Desta McPherson, Independent (Facebook)
- RJ Senko, BC Liberal Party (Website, Facebook)
Your election questions, answered
The Discourse asked what questions you have for local candidates. Because many of you cited the rising cost of living as a top issue, we reached out to the candidates and asked about their plans for affordability, housing and childcare.
We also sent some of your questions, across a variety of issues, to the candidates for written response. Here’s what we heard:
- Do the candidates support a minimum income?
- How will Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates attract and keep family doctors?
- Will Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates continue income assistance post-COVID-19?
- What will Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates do for youth in care?
- What will Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates do to lower taxes?
- How will Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates protect forests?
- How will Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates increase mental health and housing services?
- How will Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates handle the upcoming recession?
Where can I find the party platforms?
How do I vote?
- If you are at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and a resident of British Columbia for the last six months, you are eligible to vote.
- Voting day is Saturday, Oct. 24, with advance polls Oct. 15 through Oct. 21. Visit Elections BC for information on where to go and what to bring.
- You can also request a vote-by-mail package online or by calling 1-800-661-8683. Elections BC recommends requesting the package by Oct. 17.