Blog Entry Seventeen Election Campaign 2013

(SAANICH) Intrepid Vancouver Island Shadow Candidate Patty Shaw has added Saanich South to the list of Victoria-area ridings she’s covered. Here’s her take on the April 29 all-candidates meeting.

“Lochside School gymnasium was packed. Candidates in attendance: B.C. Liberal Party’s Rishi Sharma, NDP candidate (and incumbent) Lana Popham, Branko Mustafovic of the Green Party of B.C., the B.C. Conservatives’ Joshua Galbraith and Independent Peter Kappel.

“I asked CHF BC's issue question and had a positive response from Lana and Branko. I have found that often the NDP say they support affordable housing, but not specifically co-op housing -- Lana did specifically commit to co-op housing. But she didn’t commit to providing subsidy funding. The Green candidate supported co-op housing and the BC Liberal didn’t know much about it as wanted to speak to me after the meeting. The Conservative candidate didn't have much to say and also was open to chatting after the meeting. Cheers, Patty."

- CHF BC Election Campaign Coordinator, Don Hauka (April 30, 2013)