Our city is no longer safe, and Vancouver is in desperate need of leadership at City Hall.
Sadly, we are seeing increased violent stranger attacks on innocent people in our city. For example, on August 19, 2022, DH Vancouver’s headline read, “Stabbed while walking”: Three stranger assaults took place in under three hours in Vancouver last night.” Stories like these are becoming alarmingly frequent throughout Vancouver.
While crime is on the rise and the fentanyl crisis continues to plague our city, the current mayor and council have only made the problems worse. We are in a crisis-level situation that needs leadership.
Vancouver Tourism At Risk
This morning I spoke with a German tourist who walked to Chinatown with her husband from a downtown hotel in search of a special dinner for their last evening in Vancouver. “We are still traumatized by what we saw on East Hastings Street,” she told me. “We never made it to the restaurant.”
We need to act now if Vancouver is to continue to be a world-class city that people from around the world come to visit. Tourists and those of us who live here no longer feel safe.
A Safe Vancouver That We Can Afford
Vancouver is my hometown. I love Vancouver and care deeply about the people who live here. When I’m not running for municipal office, I am the Executive Director & CEO of a provincial non-profit organization that introduces British Columbia’s youth to careers in the skilled trades and technology sectors through Olympic-style competition and in-school programs. I have also been a strong advocate for women and worked at WISH (Women’s Information Safe House), the Salvation Army, John Howard Society and served as the Executive Director for Shelter Net BC. For years, my colleagues and I have worked to implement programs and services for vulnerable women on the Downtown East Side.
Why I’m Running for Council
I am running for city council because I am saddened by the increased crime in our city and believe my leadership skills and ability to make difficult decisions are what our city needs at this pivotal time. We need leadership back at city hall to restore a safe, affordable and stable Vancouver. I am running with the NPA because the NPA built Vancouver and NPA leadership has always delivered stability, safety and affordability.
The current mayor and council have allowed Vancouver to deteriorate into a crime-ridden city which has put innocent people and businesses at risk. We all deserve a safe, stable Vancouver that we can afford.
Election Day – October 15, 2022
On October 15th, I hope to count on your support and become your next City Councillor. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have and for more information please visit: www.npavancouver.ca
Elaine Allan 伊艾倫
City Councillor Candidate – Ballot #145
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