Ramesh Ranjan
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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

(14) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 6:45 PM

What is looking like the most important issue in British Columbia right now is that of the housing market. We're in a crisis and it's having a wide array of effects. Rising prices of single-family homes have steadily risen over time.

Due to wide array of factors that include...

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Are Millennials Actually Lazy?

(5) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 8:24 PM

Summer is well underway and as another school year for students in British Columbia has concluded, our kids have probably heard some phenomenal speeches from valedictorians and other guests. Like most in Grade 12, they've been pondering their future and what lies ahead. Unfortunately, what all of those young people...

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Why I'm Voting Yes in the Transit Referendum

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 12:20 AM

Last week, I mailed in my ballot for the transit referendum. It asks Metro Vancouver residents if they would be OK with a provincial sales tax increase of half a percentage point in exchange for funding new public transportation projects. My vote was a resounding "Yes" and I'll detail to...

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Why Won't Stephen Harper Talk About The Economy?

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 1:31 AM

James Carville once said "It's the economy, (stupid)!" when strategizing for Democrats for the 1992 U.S. presidential election. As someone who studied economics for four years, I know it's the area that affects us all and to the greatest degree. And you don't need a post-secondary degree to understand it....

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Your New Year's Resolution Should Be To Give Back To Your Community

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 3:20 PM

Just like many of you, my month of December was extremely eventful -- and worthwhile. What made it busy and worthwhile at the same time was not the gift purchasing, family gathering, or turkey eating. It was being able to give back to the community. Let me explain.

Late...

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The 4 Most Important Years In Richmond's Future Start Now

(3) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:40 PM

With the 2014 civic elections over and done with, every municipality in the province of British Columbia can now move forward on the biggest issues their respective communities face.

Here in Richmond, B.C, it'll be no different. City council saw all incumbents get re-elected along with two new councillors. The...

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Why Don't Young People In B.C. Vote?

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 5:03 PM

With the November municipal elections in British Columbia approaching quickly, the state of voter turnout, especially among younger people should be assessed -- and addressed. It's a common question: Why are younger people not turning out in droves for elections?

Just 39 per cent of voters in...

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Vancouver Laneway Homes: An Explainer

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 1:10 PM

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, with 348 issued just last year...

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B.C. Government Failures Have Worsened Dispute With B.C. Teachers

(4) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 5:19 PM

With the B.C. government and B.C. Teachers' Federation (BCTF) deadlocked in contract negotiations, it's pretty clear that this whole situation is one giant mess.

On one side, you've got a teachers' union that's relentless in its pursuits. They want more money, smaller class sizes and more support. On the other...

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What Happens After A Teachers' Strike, From A Student's Perspective

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 4:55 PM

As the contract dispute between the province and the B.C. Teachers' Federation (BCTF) continues, I can't help but think that the only group being hurt are the students of this province. Why do I say that? Well, because I, along with tens of thousands of other students in...

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