20 Questions for all Langley City mayor and council candidates

20 Questions: (Click on the question to read any expanded answers provided by candidates).

1. Should the Official Community Plan allow increased density in all areas of the City?

2. Would you support tolling ALL Metro Vancouver bridges to fund transit?

3. Would you support removing tolls from all Metro Vancouver bridges?

4. Would you support road pricing to fund transit?

5. Would you support increasing property taxes to fund transit?

6. Should a tree protection bylaw be brought in?

7. Should developers be required to provide more low-income housing in the City?

8. Should the City create more bike lanes and public cycling infrastructure?

9. Should more of the City’s casino revenue be used to directly reduce property tax rates?

10. Was building the $14 million Timms Recreation Centre the right decision?

11. Does the City need more public green space?

12. Does the City need more sports and recreation facilities?

13. Does the City do enough to support business?

14. Does the City do enough for its seniors population?

15. Does the City do enough for youth?

16. Does the City provide adequate cultural services? 

17. Does the City provide sufficient fire/rescue service?

18. Are you satisfied that the City receives its fair share through the Township/City policing service agreement?

19. Does the City have a good working relationship with the Township?

20. Do you believe Langley Township and City should be amalgamated into one municipality?


Click on the mayoralty candidates’ names for all their expanded answers:


Randy Caine

Ray Lewis

Ted Schaffer

Click on the councillor candidates’ names for all their expanded answers:

Ron Abgrall

Paul Albrecht

Jack Arnold

Dave Hall

Christine MacIntosh

Miriam Marshall

Gayle Martin

Sharon Newbery

Nathan Pachal

Carla Robin

Rudy Storteboom

Val van den Broek


How the questions were presented to candidates

Each of the Langley City council candidates for the Nov. 15 municipal elections was provided with 20 questions, along with the following instructions:

Dear candidates,

Our readers have told us that it is important to them to have a straight-forward reference to help them orient themselves within the range of candidate choices open to them.

To that end, we would ask that you provide a ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘don’t know’ response to each of the questions.

Any responses left blank or answered with anything other than yes, no or don’t know will be left blank.

Candidates can give expanded answers to any of these questions, which we can feature on www.langleyadvance.com. Some expanded answers may appear in our print edition. 

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