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VTAG Municipal Candidate Survey


Thank you to those candidates who participated in VTAG's candidate questionnaire.


See below for links to the full responses to the questionnaire by municipality, and scroll past the links for a copy of the original survey sent to all candidates. The links will open in a new page, and by pressing control and f at the same time, you can jump to a specific candidate or question.


Read the responses from Victoria Candidates for Mayor and Council in their own words.


Read the responses from Esquimalt Candidates for Mayor and Council in their own words.


Full responses for all municipalities will be posted ASAP, as will graphics that visually represent candidates' responses.


Don't let October 20th pass by without having your say. Make a plan, and pledge to vote.


Original Survey:


1) On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being very poor, and 10 being extremely good), please rate the available quantity of livable, affordable rental housing stock in your municipality.

2) Do you believe that housing is a right that should be extended to all people living in your municipality?


Strongly disagree, Disagree, Neutral/Neither agree nor disagree, Agree, Strongly agree


3) Do you believe that a tenant’s right to housing is a higher priority than a landlord’s right to profit from housing as a commodity?


Strongly disagree, Disagree, Neutral/Neither agree nor disagree, Agree, Strongly agree


4) On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all and 10 being very much so) to what extent do you believe the solution to the housing crisis is clearing the path for developers to allow the filtering of housing into affordable stock?


5) Is a Standards of Housing Maintenance Bylaw desirable for your community? If yes, what do you see as the necessary elements of such a bylaw?


6) The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's annual report found that the vacancy rates for Victoria and the CRD remain at less than 1%, and that the region has the largest year-over-year increase in housing prices since 1991 (7.7%). Please tell us what you believe to be the source of the crisis.


6A) What could your municipality do to address the source of these housing issues?


6B) What roles could other stakeholders play in addressing these housing issues?


7) Do you support the addition of new high-end housing stock?

- Yes

- No

- Yes but with some community amenity contributions

- Yes but with some affordable units included. What percentage?


8) Do you support restricting short term vacation rentals? If yes, how?


9) Do you support using the new rental-zoning provisions to address the housing crisis in your community? If so, how?


10) What is your position on the implementation of a speculation tax in your municipality?


11) Do you believe tenants in your municipality are sufficiently protected from displacement? If not, please explain what actions you would like to take.


12) Are the rights of people experiencing homelessness sufficiently addressed by your municipality? If not, what needs to be done?

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