Candidate Commitments

In advance of the 2017 BC Election, CMHA BC contacted all 304 candidates running for office across the 87 electoral districts. We asked each candidate from every party not only if they stood with us in calling for an equitable system of care, but also if they would commit to the actions listed beneath each pillar of the b4stage4 declaration for better mental health in our province.

We asked:

Do you stand with CMHA BC in calling for (i) a focus on prevention and early intervention, (ii) an accessible addictions health care system, (iii) stronger community-based care, (iv) improved crisis care, and (v) leadership for mental health and addictions?

We asked. They answered. We have comments from all three major parties regarding the #b4stage4 movement. Please refer to the list below to see if the candidates in your riding have responded. You can click on each candidate's name to see the full overview of his or her commitments for mental health and addiction. The names are organized alphabetically by riding. 

Click here for the full set of questions sent each candidate.



All Liberal candidates (we received this letter of response from Today's BC Liberals)

Anne Kang, BC NDP, Burnaby-Deer Lake

Valentine Wu, BC Greens, Burnaby-Edmonds

Raj Chouhan, BC NDP, Burnaby-Edmonds

Rita Giesbrecht, BC Greens, Cariboo Chilcotin

Sally Watson, BC NDP, Cariboo Chilcotin

Scott Elliott, BC NDP, Cariboo North

Patti MacAhonic, BC NDP, Chilliwack Kent

Jodie Wickens, BC NDP, Coquitlam Burke Mountain

Larry Colero, BC Greens, Delta South

Harry Lali, BC NDP, Fraser Nicola

Barb Nederpel, BC NDP, Kamloops-North Thompson

Nancy Bepple, BC NDP, Kamloops-South Thompson

Robert Mellalieu, BC Greens, Kelowna-West

Yvonne Marie Prest, BC Greens, Kootenay-East

Sam Troy, BC Greens, Kootenay-West

Katrine Conroy, BC NDP, Kootenay-West

Gail Chaddock-Costello, BC NDP, Langley

Bryce Casavant, BC NDP, Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Rick Glumac, BC NDP, Port Moody-Coquitlam

Lyren Chiu, BC NDP, Richmond North Centre

Michael Wolfe, BC Greens, Richmond - Queensborough

Alex Pope, BC Greens, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Sue Moen, BC Greens, North Island

Michael Charrois, BC NDPO, North Vancouver- Seymour

Kim Charlesworth, BC Greens, Nelson Creston

Aman Singh, BC NDP, Richmond Queensborough

Adam Olsen, BC Greens, Saanich North and the Islands

Saira Aujla, BC Greens, Surrey-Green Timbers

Jodi Murphy, BC Greens, Surrey-Guildford

Garry Begg, BC NDP, Surrey-Guildford

Jinny Sims, BC NDP, Surrey-Panorama

Bruce Ralston, BC NDP, Surrey-Whalley

George Heyman, BC NDP, Vancouver-Fairview

Shane Simpson, BC NDP, Vancouver-Hastings

Janet Fraser, BC Greens, Vancouver-Langara

Melanie Mark, BC NDP, Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

David Eby, BC NDP, Vancouver-Point Grey

Barry Dorval, BC NDP, Vernon-Monashee

Carole James, BC NDP, Victoria - Beacon Hill

Chris Maxwell, BC Greens, Victoria - Swan Lake

Rob Fleming, BC NDP, Victoria - Swan Lake

Michael Markwick, BC Greens, West Vancouver - Capilano

Mehdi Russel, BC NDP, West Vancouver - Capilano

Michelle Livaja, BC NDP, West Vancouver - Sea to Sky

Candidate Commitments
Candidate Commitments
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