VANCOUVER B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, announced David Wong, B.C. Green Party candidate for Vancouver-Hastings, as the party spokesperson on housing and affordability today. Wong is an architect and long-time advocate for affordability and sustainable communities.
“I am delighted to welcome David as our spokesperson on housing and affordability,” said Weaver. “He was speaking about affordability and the importance of sustainable communities long before it became a buzzword for politicians. As a resident of East Vancouver, he knows how vital this issue is to British Columbians and how B.C. Liberal policies have failed residents across the province on this issue. I am thrilled to have such a highly qualified, passionate advocate as the B.C. Greens spokesperson on housing and affordability and even more thrilled to have him running with us in Vancouver-Hastings.”
Wong welcomed the appointment while campaigning in Vancouver-Hastings.
“I am honoured to accept the position of housing and affordability spokesperson for the B.C. Green Party,” said Wong. “True sustainability includes sustainable communities where residents and families can live where they work. With integrated, community-focused housing solutions in place, we can greatly reduce our environmental impact while making life more affordable for everyone. I am proud to be running with the B.C. Greens as they put forth evidence-based solutions for the key issues, such as affordable housing, that British Columbians face every day.”
Wong has extensive experience with affordability issues, having worked on sustainable eco-villages in South East Asia as an architect in Singapore. He has worked closely with First Nations communities to develop sustainable housing solutions, including helping to develop a program in Bella Coola that trained 60 community members to build houses through a mentorship program with elders and trades partnerships.
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