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Provincial Election 2017


Education is the key

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North Vancouver Board of Education advocacy – Provincial election 2017

For a letter to our community, please click HERE.

The North Vancouver Board of Education understands that education is the key to successful, diverse, robust and thriving communities. The 2017 BC Provincial Election is a great opportunity to bring attention to the importance of public education. The Board of Education believes that voters should consider education a key election issue. To this end, the North Vancouver Board of Education has undertaken two initiatives to bring awareness to the importance of public education throughout the 2017 provincial election campaign:


1. All Candidates Forum  

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time: 6:30pm (doors), 7pm start

Place: Carson Graham Secondary gymnasium, 2145 Jones Ave 

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The North Vancouver Board of Education invites our local community to a 2017 provincial election all candidates’ forum focused on public education in North Vancouver. All parents, staff, students and the broader community are encouraged to attend to hear what the priorities are regarding public education from the candidates in the three North Vancouver ridings – North Vancouver-Lonsdale, North Vancouver-Seymour, and West Vancouver-Capilano. Please submit your questions in advance to feedback@sd44.ca by April 26th at noon. 


2. Question and Answer with local candidates

To find out what the priorities are for local candidates regarding public education, the North Vancouver Board of Education posed five questions to each candidate to answer in writing. The questions are:

  1. Why do you think public education is important?
  2. North Vancouver, as with all school districts, is unique and our local Board of Education is an important representative of local education needs and priorities.  How will you facilitate meaningful involvement between the Provincial Government and Boards of Education to ensure that local needs/priorities are met?
  3. What do you think are the most important considerations in meeting the diverse needs of children in our classrooms? 
  4. If elected, how will you facilitate provincial funding for capital projects, such as new schools, seismic upgrades, renovations and expansions? What are your perspectives on how capital projects should be funded?
  5. Given the recent outcome of the Supreme Court of Canada decision, how do you see working with the North Vancouver School District in order to enhance public education?

The answers from each candidate in North Vancouver's three ridings are listed here:

North Vancouver-Lonsdale

North Vancouver-Seymour

West Vancouver-Capilano