BC Civic Elec­tion 2018 Com­mu­nity

The Miracle - - Front Page -

On Oct 5, The Pak­istan Canada As­so­ci­a­tion (PCA) or­ga­nized an All can­di­date meet­ing spear­headed by Mah­wish Yousaf to show­case Mus­lim can­di­dates who are run­ning for mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions. These type of events and plat­form in com­mu­nity also give courage to the emerg­ing lead­ers and youth to ap­ply for these seats in the fu­ture. PCA Pres­i­dent Shaukat Khan in­tro­duced the agenda to all can­di­dates. Amir Muneer from Canada Urdu As­so­ci­a­tion, Shahzad Nazir from Com­mit­tee of Pro­gres­sive Pak­istani Cana­di­ans, Bi­lal Cheema, Com­mu­nity Po­lit­i­cal Ac­tivist and Ha­roon Khan from PCA de­liv­ered speeches about: -Im­por­tance of our com­mu­nity get­ting in­volved in the po­lit­i­cal process -How our can­di­dates can take our voices to the of­fice -Dif­fer­ence be­tween Coun­cilors, Mayor and School Trustee du­ties and what they can do for our com­mu­nity -Why choose in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates over well-known slates. Can­di­dates from dif­fer­ent faiths and back­grounds at­tended this meet­ing. Shaukat Khan and Mah­wish Yousaf in­tro­duced the can­di­dates. Each candi- date then told the au­di­ence about them­selves and their plat­form for 4 min­utes Ev­ery­one de­liv­ered their own thoughts about the cur­rent is­sues of their city and their vi­sion. If elected as a Coun­cilor or School Trustee, each of them showed com­mit­ment to prov­ing them­selves that they can bring the change. Ev­ery­one asked those in au­di­ence to vote for those who can fight for a more in­clu­sive agenda at City Halls, whether it is Skytrain or other al­ter­na­tive trans­porta­tion sys­tems, LRT, Hous­ing, Trans­parency in is­sue of big projects & Prop­erty per­mits, Land de­vel­op­ment, Lo­cal Po­lice Force, En­hanced Com­mu­nity Pro­grams, Youth Com­mit­tee at Coun­cil, Ac­tive Di­ver­sity Com­mit­tee, Af­ford­able Hous­ing, Schools , Class Sizes and Stu­dent/Teach­ers prob­lems, Chil­dren and Youth, Park and Recre­ation Cen­tres, Pro­tec­tion of Farm Land and Open­ing of City Halls to the Peo­ple. 1. Im­tiaz Popat for Sur­rey City Mayor 2. Mehreen Chaudry for Burn­aby City Coun­cil 3. Af­shan Kam­ran - Can­di­date for Sur­rey City Coun­cil, 4. Fe­lix Kongyuy for Sur­rey City Coun­cil 5. Raza Mirza for Van­cou­ver City Coun­cil 6. Asad Syed Can­di­date for Sur­rey City Coun­cil 7. Rick Macgowan of Burn­aby, 8. Diana Ng, Sur­rey School Board, 9. Ju­lia Poole’s Cam­paign, 10. Nasima Nas­toh For Sur­rey City Coun­cil, 11. Ma­jor Ra­sode for Sur­rey City Coun­cil, 12. Carey McLaren City Coun­cil, of Burn­aby 13. Abubakr Khan Khan for Van­cou­ver City Coun­cil At the end, the floor was opened for a Q and A ses­sion Mr. Pirzada from the Mir­a­cle Me­dia raised the is­sue Home­less­ness in the city and asked what the past Mayor’s Team had done and what plans the Can­di­dates have to deal with home­less­ness in cer­tain perime­ter in fu­ture. The Mir­a­cle Me­dia Group highly ap­pre­ci­ates the ef­forts of Ms. Mah­wish Yousaf, who made great ef­forts in bring­ing some of com­mu­nity mem­bers and 13 Can­di­dates at Sur­rey Pub­lic

Li­brary in a short no­tice with the help of PCA. We also en­cour­gage ev­ery­one to vote in these civic elec­tions - Ad­vance Polling is on Oct 13 and Gen­eral Vot­ing Day is on Oct 20.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.