Provincial Election – October 24, 2020
The CTA is committed to raising awareness on educational issues and advocating to improve working and learning conditions for teachers and students in the Tricities. As an organization, we do not endorse any party, we encourage participation and discussion. To that end, on Friday, October 9, 2020 the CTA submitted a questionnaire to all candidates running in the four ridings in our community. On Monday, October 5, 2020, a notice of our intention to survey was sent to all Tricities candidates. The deadline for submission was set at 6pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
The only submission received before the deadline was from the Libertarian candidate in Port Moody-Coquitlam, Logan Smith. Please see his responses below. Even within this one submission, you’ll notice that there were several areas where there was reluctance to take a position.
PORT MOODY/COQUITLAM MLA SURVEY RESPONSES
The following document was received after the deadline and was the same answer for all four NDP candidates in our local ridings.
NDP SURVEY REPONSES (AFTER DEADLINE)
The absence of any discussion of education at the provincial leaders’ debate was disheartening. We offered local candidates an opportunity to broadcast their positions on matters that were important to our members and their families.
We are now tasked with ensuring that MLAs do not avoid the hard conversations that are needed to move education forward, to ensure that funding is brought to or above the national average. It is up to each of us to engage with elected officials such that these matters can not be avoided. The CTA will continue to do this work, if you would like to be part of these efforts, please reach out to us.