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Powell River-Sunshine Coast
I am absolutely thrilled to be named as the BC Green Party candidate for the Powell River – Sunshine Coast Riding. I want to be your active and vocal advocate in the BC Legislature to help build a reliable future. I strongly believe that elected officials should be held to a higher standard of morals and ethics and want to be a leader who makes decisions for no other reason that it is the best thing for my community. As a Chamber of Commerce President and local businesswoman, I believe that the BC Green Party is the only party who has the vision and desire to foster and grow replacement industries, so that we have jobs to transition to as we commence the managed decline of the fossil fuel industry. We can have well paying jobs, a strong economy and protect the environment at the same time.
I am deeply concerned about a number of “game changing” issues, such Vancouver Coastal Health’s announcement to essentially privatize seniors care, Housing unaffordability, Fixed Link, Woodfibre LNG, Kinder Morgan pipeline. I want to hear your concerns and welcome formal and informal chats as we work through these and other important issues together.
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Although not born in Sechelt, Kim describes herself as a “local”, having lived on “the Coast” for 46 years. She grew up in Davis Bay, graduated from Chatelech High School, raised her three children and continues to live in Sechelt with her husband, Darren. She spent 16 years as a Legal Assistant, specializing in property law, corporate/commercial law, contracts and wills/estates. In 2004, she started her own business from the ground up as an independent mortgage broker. She is also an herbalist, having studied Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbal medicine over the last 17 years. Once her children were grown, Kim was able to focus more time on community interests. Currently she is the President of the Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce. She utilized the chamber policy sessions as a vehicle to call on the Provincial and Federal governments to put more resources into growing the clean tech and renewable energy sectors. She had a total of three policies adopted, two at the BC Chamber level and one at the Canadian Chamber level. In 2014, she was elected as Provincial Council Secretary for the BC Green Party. As the Provincial Council Secretary, Kim worked with the party to prepare us to elect more Green MLAs in the upcoming election.
Kim wants to be our community’s active and vocal advocate in the BC Legislature. She wants to be a leader who makes decisions for no other reason that it is the best thing for our community and province. She enjoys seeking best practices from other countries and jurisdiction to find solutions that are based in unbiased and factual evidence, (which is one of the BC Green Party’s key core values).
Kim recognizes that rapid changes to our climate is already affecting every single part of our economy, and social structure here and throughout the world. Climate Change brings opportunities to make things better if we tackle it correctly. We all know that we need to begin phasing out our use of fossil fuels in order to survive as a species. The key word is phasing. We can’t simply turn off the tap, but what we do need is a government who will foster and grow replacement energy industries, so that we have something to transition to - and this must start right now! We can have well paying jobs, a strong economy and protect the environment at the same time.