I rose to speak at second reading to Bill 15 (Local Elections Campaign Financing Amendment Act, 2017). Local government officials have been calling for the changes in this Bill for a long time and I am happy to support them!
Recognizing the dramatic housing affordability crisis and a lack of stability for renters in the current marketplace, this Bill provides renters more security. It is important that we strike a fine balance between landlord and renter rights to ensure renters are protected and landlords are encouraged to keep their properties in the long-term rental supply.
I and my constituency team in Saanich North and the Islands are committed to increasing participation in our government and so we have created an outreach program called The Public Circle within the Constituency Office.