Ned Taylor

Saanich South

Having lived in Saanich my entire life, I’ve come to love it here. I cherish the sense of community and stunning natural beauty. But I’m worried about how my generation will be able to afford it here.

When I graduated high school in 2017, I was inspired by the BC Greens gaining the balance of power in the legislature. I saw how politics could be used to make tangible changes in people's lives, and I wanted to help make that change. So, at 18, I decided to run for Saanich Council. On my second run, I was elected as the youngest-ever Saanich Councillor and CRD Director. For the four years after that, I worked tirelessly to make meaningful change for this community. I lead the charge to build more sidewalks so that our kids can get to school safely. I spearheaded efforts to broaden and accelerate the region’s response to climate change so that my generation would have a future to look forward to. I consistently advocated for expanding housing stock because everybody deserves an affordable home.

I’m young, energetic, and passionate, and I’ve shown that I can be effective in government. I’ve delivered change while elected, and I’m ready to take this to the next level. I’m tired of seeing the current provincial government make bold statements about climate action, but then approve new LNG plants and continue to log old-growth forests. I’m concerned about the rising cost of living and the lack of housing here in Saanich. I know that these problems are solvable, but only if we’re brave enough to make significant changes to the systems that have caused them in the first place. If you’re like me and care about issues like this, join us. Click the buttons above to support my campaign. Together, let’s fight for a better future for people here in Saanich and for all British Columbians.

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About Ned

Shortly after graduating from Reynolds Secondary School, Ned inspired many by running for Saanich Council & CRD at just 18 years of age. In 2018, he made history when elected as the youngest-ever Saanich Councillor & CRD Director. For four years he worked hard serving the community he grew up in.

Ned has a proven track record of delivering change while in elected office. As a result of the motions he brought forward, Saanich expanded and accelerated its Climate Plan. Additionally, he ensured that more funding was invested into sidewalks and crosswalks and other crucial road infrastructure to improve safety and connectivity in Saanich. He’s also served in various leadership positions, such as Chair of Saanich’s Parks, Trails and Recreation Advisory Committee, and Vice-Chair of the CRD’s Environmental Services Committee. Additionally, he’s been valued as a board member for Habitat for Humanity Victoria, Royal and McPherson Theatres Society, and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

Ned is recognized as a role model for youth and has even been declared one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 by The Starfish Canada. His collaborative nature, strong skill set and work ethic have enabled him to get things done for the community he loves. He’s passionate about this beautiful place that he grew up in, and he knows that the people here deserve better than what they’re getting right now. By electing Ned, you’ll get an MLA who works hard and stands up for you in the legislature.

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