IN THE VANCOUVER GRANVILLE FEDERAL ELECTORAL DISTRICT
Representatives from MVA's 50+ member organizations will make presentations on four issues - social inclusion, transit, income justice, and affordable housing - to candidates in the upcoming federal election and ask for a response and a commitment to work with MVA to make Metro Vancouver a better place for all.
- Campaign tirelessly for every working person in Vancouver to be paid at least the Vancouver Living Wage.
- Work towards all of our member communities becoming Living Wage Employers.
- Urge other municipalities and employers to become living wage employers.
- Work with Metro Vancouver Alliance to advocate for a universal, high quality $10 a day childcare plan, as proposed by the BC Coalition of Childcare Advocates.
- Work with MVA to research and develop a comprehensive strategy to address income justice at the federal level and then to advocate for it, for example, via private members bill.
- Monitor the enforcement of existing maintenance and renovation by-laws.
- Work with our member institutions and municipal authorities to develop innovative solutions to the affordability crisis.
- Work with Metro Vancouver Alliance to support a collaborative approach with other levels of government to develop a national housing strategy which includes measurable goals and timelines for implementation and monitoring; measures to address the needs of specific marginalized populations; and dedicated federal funding to implement housing solutions that meet the national strategy targets.
- Commit to invest in the maintenance and renewal of existing affordable housing stock.
- Use the strength of MVA member institutions and neighbourhood clusters to reach out to and support both new and long-term refugee communities.
- Work with Metro Vancouver Alliance to eliminate barriers to acceptance and settlement of refugees, including:
- Removal of caps and limits to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program?
- Ease the documentation requirement for Groups of Five sponsorships.
- Fast-track Syrian refugees who have family in Canada.
- Restore full Interim Federal health coverage for refugees resettled in Canada.
MVA commits to
- Work with our member organizations to access the need for improved transit in their communities.
- Continue to campaign for frequent, affordable, accessible transit across Metro Vancouver.
- Encourage political participation in our member institutions to increase levels of voter turnout.
- Work with the MVA to make federal funds available for transit operating costs as part of a national transit strategy.
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