Canadian election 2015: Metro Vancouver candidates’ commentaries

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      The Georgia Straight is inviting federal-election candidates across Metro Vancouver to each write an opinion piece for publication on our website. The commentaries will be added to this page, sorted alphabetically by riding and candidate's name, as they are posted.

      If you are a candidate, please contact us for details.

      Federal party leaders

      Ric Lim: Pirate Party of Canada is committed to an open society (Pirate)

      Elizabeth May: The Green Party is a party like no other (Green)

      Burnaby North-Seymour 

      Lynne Quarmby: Bringing honesty back to democracy (Green)

      Burnaby South

      Wyatt Tessari: The 21st century is calling (Green)

      Cloverdale–Langley City

      Scott Anderson: Green Party will insist on electoral reform (Green)

      Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam

      Brad Nickason: The Canada we once were and who we can be again (Green)

      Sara Norman: Let's end child poverty (NDP)


      Simmi Dhillon: Green Party speaks for constituents (Green)

      New Westminster–Burnaby

      Peter Julian: It’s time for change (NDP)

      North Vancouver

      Claire Martin: Why we need a Green Party of Canada (Green)

      Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge

      Peter Tam: Green Party is not a single-issue party (Green)

      South Surrey–White Rock

      Larry Colero: Demolishing democracy is a Conservative tradition (Green)

      Vancouver Centre

      Elaine Allan: Conservative Party offers responsible, competent government (Conservative)

      Hedy Fry: Only Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will invest in Canadians (Liberal)

      Constance Barnes: Ready to repeal Bill C-51 (NDP)

      Vancouver East

      Peter Marcus: Communist Party of Canada's trajectory is toward socialism (Communist)

      Alex Millar: Why I’m running for Parliament (Independent)

      Wes Regan: Safeguard East Vancouver’s progressive voice in Parliament (Green)

      Shawn Vulliez: Let’s set our sights on another world (Pirate)

      Edward Wong: A vision for real change in Vancouver East (Liberal)

      Vancouver Granville

      Mira Oreck: A historic election for progressive change (NDP)

      Jody Wilson-Raybould: A vision for Canada (Liberal)

      Vancouver Kingsway

      Kimball Cariou: This election is (mostly) about the future (Communist)

      Vancouver Quadra

      Kris Constable: Vancouver Quadra voters face a dilemma this election (Green)

      Joyce Murray: Real change you can count on (Liberal)