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Ramesh Ranjan

Digital Marketer, Volunteer, Blogger, Community Activist

Ramesh Ranjan helps small businesses grow for a living and does so with ElementIQ, a digital marketing agency. He was the Communications Director for RITE Richmond, a civic group in Richmond, BC for the 2014 Municipal Elections. He currently serves on the board of directors for the West Richmond Community Association, the Richmond Youth Services Agency and The Heart of Richmond AIDS Society. He also blogs about BC Politics, and local community issues.
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Christy Clark's Economy Is Built On The B.C. Housing Crisis

Vanishing neighbourhoods, closing schools, escaping young people and market fragility. This is putting a large strain on working families throughout the province. Yet, we see a lack of action from our provincial government to tackle the areas they have the power to address. The worst part is that B.C.'s economy is built on real estate and construction.
07/20/2016 05:45 EDT
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The 4 Most Important Years In Richmond's Future Start Now

I worked for one of the campaigns and while things can get heated on the campaign trail, once the election has passed, you put your banners down and work with each other. That's something I've learned over the last few years. You may not agree with your MP or MLA or city councillor, but at the end of the day, they are your representative and your voice in government.
11/17/2014 02:45 EST
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Vancouver Laneway Homes: An Explainer

With housing prices continually rising and available land only decreasing, a solution to accommodate more people into the rapidly growing Metro Vancouver area is a necessity. The City of Vancouver has seen a steady increase in permits issued for laneway houses, so are these homes the solution to accommodating more people in our growing region?
07/31/2014 12:10 EDT
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What Happens After A Teachers' Strike, From A Student's Perspective

The end of the 2005 strike didn't stop some teachers from bringing their feelings into the classroom -- and into the curriculum. One teacher spent most of a class criticizing the government for limiting senior teachers to a certain level of income. She even went so far as to go over her her personal finances on the whiteboard. Maybe she had a point -- but who were we to know? We were a bunch of 15-16 year old kids.
05/29/2014 03:55 EDT