BC NDP nominates accomplished advocate Jeanette Ashe to challenge Kevin Falcon in Vancouver-Quilchena

Vancouver, BC - Jeanette Ashe points to Kevin Falcon’s record of making life harder for people as a key factor in her decision to run.

Chair of the Political Science department at Douglas College, PhD, and an advocate for increasing diversity in government by helping women get elected, Ashe says she’s ready to take on Kevin Falcon and shed light on the fact that he’s only looking out for big corporations and the wealthiest British Columbians.

“In government, Kevin Falcon gave big tax breaks to corporations and the richest 1% of British Columbians while cutting funding for schools and hospitals,” said Ashe. “Now he’s planning new giveaways to profitable corporations and housing speculators, who don’t need it. Kevin Falcon only works for those at the top.”

During her campaign, Ashe plans to highlight the results that John Horgan’s BC NDP government continues to achieve for people since 2017, including:

  • Fixing ICBC and reducing car insurance by $500 a year;
  • Investing in schools and better healthcare close to home;
  • Reducing childcare fees and creating more spaces; and
  • Building more housing and taking on real estate speculators.

The Vancouver-Quilchena by-election will take place on Saturday April 30, 2022.