Job automation can be great if we are prepared for it with Basic Income. A basic income could save Canada billions of dollars in healthcare costs, increase our GDP, and provide protection from job automation... how do I know? We have already tested it, and it works. I am the only candidate running in Vancouver Centre running on basic income.
Finding an electoral system that will make the country happy will be difficult... but we need to act. In 100% of countries who have adopted proportional representation, they have seen an increase in women and minority candidates elected. Other candidates say they want election reform, but what are their actions?
We all hold and have held opinions on issues that are simply not based in fact. They make sense, they sound nice in a catchy song or TV commercial, it makes a great bumper sticker... but none of that makes it real. Before voting on a law, it needs to be backed up by evidence. I am not interested in opinions, I am interested in facts backed up by science using the scientific method.
Not every person is going to like me or my values, I accept that and respect it as a part of democracy. That said, I would love for a chance to chat with you and see if we can find some common ground. I am not your typical progressive candidate, I grew up conservative and slowly became progressive as I got older and got more interested in evidence based policy making. I listen to country music, I fly airplanes, and have a lot of interests that you may find you relate to. You don't even need a political question, just email to say hi.
If you are still not interested, let me at least direct you to the other candidates websites so you can find someone who more closely aligned with yourself:
Smaller parties are not listed because I don't know their candidates, if they email me I will add them to the list!
I appreciate you taking the time to visit my page. I very much love Vancouver, it is the greatest city on Earth as far as I am concerned and a large part of its greatness is the people in it, and I am incredibly honoured to be able to run in the riding. I won't agree with everything said by other candidates, but I believe in my heart they are running because they too love this city and they love this country and simply have different views on how to do it.
I'm not asking for your money (yet), just an email address to keep you in the loop!