Louise Boutin

Vancouver-Fairview

Louise Boutin

Vancouver-Fairview | vfa@bcgreens.ca

In running in the provincial election my focus with be on childcare and senior needs in the community. I support the idea of affordable daycare. There are a lot of renters in the Fairview community. Although they love living there the cost of housing is getting less affordable as house prices and rents continue to rise. Although Fairview has been densified over the years there has been an oversight in providing affordable housing. The ones that are there are in need of much updating. We need to create more affordable housing and my challenge will be to find the best way for the government to provide more in conjunction with the federal government.

My values align closely with the BC Green Party. First of all we are not getting funding from big business and labour as the other parties are doing. Both the Liberals and the NDP have had a chance to make a difference for BC but have failed to do so. Child poverty is abysmal in BC. There seems to be a confrontational way of governing and I want to see that change. I believe we can make a difference.

About Louise

Boutin began social activism at a very young age during the Vietnam war and the start of the feminist movement. She grew up in Montreal and graduated with a Social Sciences diploma majoring in Computer Science. She worked in the computers field for 20 years before deciding that people and sales were her passion. She worked in the telecommunications industry in Toronto before deciding to move to Vancouver.

Boutin went to UBC and and received her real estate licence in 2008. She now works as a Realtor for RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside in Vancouver and loves the independence of owning her own successful business. Community is where life is fully lived and she has lived in several great Canadian cities, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, as well as North Bay, France in her youth, as her dad was in the Air Force.

Boutin is bilingual in French and English. Following in her parents footsteps she has been an avid volunteer her whole life. Her passion is working with young people. She has worked with Big Sisters in Montreal, and ran a musical theatre youth troupe for many years in Brampton both as president and working with youth as Producer/Director of shows. She also fundraised for the Alzheimer’s Association of BC by successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013.

Environmental issues are also her passion and after she traveled to the K’tzim-a-deen Valley in 2004. She has been campaigning to keep the Great Bear Rainforest protected from pipelines as well as our beautiful shorelines here in Vancouver. Pipelines have no place in our city and she believes we need to get more serious with alternative forms of energy. She is active in her community, volunteering as the Vice President and Chair of the Childcare Committee for the Kensington Community Centre Association. She is also involved at the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver with their yearly blanket drive.

She has been a long-time member of the Green Party at all levels of government. She ran in the 2011 federal election Vancouver-Kingsway riding as a Green Party candidate. She also ran for the Green Party of Vancouver as School Board Trustee candidate in the 2011 Municipal Elections.

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