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.
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.
As a millennial myself, I've heard that common charge of our generation being "lazy" and I think this viewpoint is worth a deeper look, as I feel millennials have had to endure as much direct and intense criticism as generations past have.
07/26/2015 07:24 EDT
This referendum isn't about TransLink's internal spending habits. It's on whether we want to fund public transit to the extent that it'll positively impact our generation and generations onward.
05/21/2015 11:20 EDT
If you're looking for more on how Harper's Conservatives will help the struggling Canadian economy they've overseen, well, that's about it. It's not much of a plan and we all deserve better.
04/08/2015 12:31 EDT
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.
01/07/2015 03:20 EST
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
Contrary to where you might think I'm going with all this, young people aren't completely in silence. Younger people are more frequent campaigners than older people and are increasingly mobilizing for causes of all varieties.
09/25/2014 04:03 EDT
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
If Crown corporation execs and Christy Clark's makeup/communications team warrant hefty increases to their already bloated salaries, why can't there be an agreement on a reasonable wage increase for teachers?
06/16/2014 04:19 EDT
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
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