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News from the New Westminster & District Labour Council

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Westminster & District Labour Council applauds increased voter turnout and election of 77% of endorsed candidates

Burnaby, BC – The New Westminster & District Labour Council have reviewed the results of the November 15th municipal elections that took place on the weekend and are pleased to report that 77% of their endorsed candidates were successfully elected as Mayors, Councillors and School Trustees.

“Although we still have a long way to go, it was great to see the increase in voter participation pretty much across the board in our municipalities for this weekend’s elections,” says Council Secretary-Treasurer Sister Carolyn Rice. “And we are very pleased that a high percentage of the candidates we interviewed and who were endorsed by our Labour Council delegates were successful in being elected.”

Rice credits the hard work of the candidates and the countless hours of support of the campaign volunteers who recognize that political activism is a priority at all levels of government when it comes to participating in their communities. Local government plays many important roles that have a direct impact on the day-to-day lives of Canadians. Working together to support candidates who understand the issues that affect working people and their families at the municipal level is one way to ensure the door to effective communication is open and public involvement in local government decision-making is at the forefront.

“Our Council’s work with our candidate interviews and recommendations for endorsement reflect our members’ desire to be engaged,” says Rice. “We are encouraged that so many candidates seek an endorsement from our Labour Council and that our members also have that additional opportunity to enhance their responsibility as citizens in helping shape the type of communities they want to live in.”

“Our endorsement process doesn’t end with these elections,” she says. “We are committed to following up with our endorsed candidates by attending Council and School Board meetings in our local communities and being engaged with the ongoing issues.”

Please see below the list of labour endorsed candidates who were successful in getting elected.

BURNABY

MAYOR

Derek Corrigan - elected

 

COUNCIL

Pietro Calendino - elected

Sav Dhaliwal - elected

Dan Johnston - elected

Colleen Jordan - elected

Anne Kang - elected

Paul McDonell - elected

Nick Volkow - elected

James Wang - elected

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Ron Burton - elected

Katrina Chen - elected

Meiling Chia - elected

Larry Hayes - elected

Baljinder Narang - elected

Harman Pandher - elected

Gary Wong - elected

 

COQUITLAM

COUNCIL

Neal Nicholson

Bonita Zarrillo - elected

Chris Wilson - elected

Shobha Nair

Jack Trumley

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Carol Anne Cahoon - elected

 

DELTA

COUNCIL

Sylvia Bishop - elected

Lori Mayhew

Nicholas Wong

Jennifer Thoss

Johann Ackermann

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Val Windsor

 

LANGLEY CITY

COUNCIL

Paul Albrecht - elected

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Candy Ashdown

LANGLEY TOWNSHIP

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Megan Dykeman - elected

David Tod - elected

 

MAPLE RIDGE

COUNCIL

Kierstan Duncan - elected

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Ken Clarkson - elected

Lisa Beare - elected

Cherie Delaney

NEW WESTMINSTER

MAYOR

Jonathan X. Cote - elected

 

COUNCIL

Bill Harper - elected

Jaimie McEvoy - elected

Lorrie Williams - elected

Chick Puchmayr - elected

Patrick Johnstone - elected

Mary Trentadue - elected

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Jonina Campbell - elected

Michael Ewen - elected

James Janzen - elected

Kelly Slade-Kerr - elected

Mark Gifford - elected

 

PITT MEADOWS

COUNCIL

David Murray - elected

Bruce Bell - elected

Janis Elkerton - elected

Mike Stark - elected

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Korleen Carreras - elected

PORT COQUITLAM

MAYOR

Greg Moore - elected

 

COUNCIL

Darrell Penner - elected

Glenn Pollock - elected

Brad West - elected

Laura Dupont - elected

Nancy McCurrach

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Chris King

 

PORT MOODY

MAYOR

Gaetan Royer

 

COUNCIL

Rick Glumac - elected

Zoe Royer - elected

Barbara Junker - elected

Anne Ladouceur

 

SURREY

MAYOR

Barinder Rasode

 

COUNCIL

Judy Villeneuve - elected

Martin Rooney

Vera LeFranc - elected

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Terry Allen - elected

Charlene Dobie

Laurie Larsen - elected

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