Municipal elections create opportunities to talk about local issues that matter. Municipal plans, policies, and programs are not neutral. They affect different people in different ways.
The Kitimat and Haisla Community Vitality Advisory Group and Research Team has developed a Housing Fact Sheet and an Employment Fact Sheet to encourage candidates running in the October 2018 District of Kitimat municipal election to speak about how they will work towards better housing and employment strategies. Each fact sheets explains:
- the need for approaching housing and employment in a more inclusive way;
- how each are currently being approached in the District of Kitimat; and
- how those approaches could be improved.
We ask that community members ask their candidates to advocate for legislation, policy and practice commitments that encompass a more comprehensive approach to housing and employment in the District of Kitimat.