Exploring the issues that will shape the 2018 civic election in Metro Vancouver
As part of VoteLocal’s most recent survey of Metro Vancouver civic election candidates, we asked if local residents have been engaged and interested in talking about the election, and what that might tell us about potential voter turnout.
With more than half ofMetro Vancouver mayors retiring and issues such as affordable housing andtraffic congestion capturing the attention of voters, the 2018 municipalelection was one of the most interesting in recent memory.
Mustel Group and FleishmanHillard HighRoad, in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, undertook a unique survey that explored the views of the public, the business community and the politicians on key issues, and looked at the priorities of new candidates compared to incumbent mayors and councillors. The survey explored issues including housing, affordability, transit and transportation, crime and taxes.