Care homes & assisted living
Restauraunts & hospitality
Tech & Innovation
Rent and evictions
Schools and COVID
Mental health and schools
Racism and reconciliation
Policing of drugs
Mental health support
Gender pay gap
Early childhood development
Youth in care
Indigenous child welfare
Government support for workers
For me, affordable housing isn’t just a problem to be solved. It's also my reality. Mental health issues aren't just buzzwords. It's a personal struggle. Climate change isn't some far off distant future. It's influencing my decisions today.
Having grown up in the lower mainland, I always knew owning a home might be out of reach, but we are now faced with even renting being out of reach. I've chosen not to start a family because I fear I won't be able to afford a 2 bedroom rental. As a professional, working as Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Vancouver, I didn't know if I would be able to afford a place to live.
My partner Aaron is a Special Education Assistant, working with high school students who have special needs, or behavioural issues. We deeply understand the needs of our community. We experience the reality of so many other young people. We're left with a decision; move away from our homes, communities, and families to somewhere more affordable, or stay and try to find a way to make things better.
I'm staying. And I'm committed to making things better.
Reason for running
I stand for social justice, equality for all, and a sustainable future both environmentally and economically. As a tech savvy and socially conscious millennial (born between 1980 and 1995). I can be a bridge between my parents’ generation that came before me, and Generation Z that comes after me.
The BC Greens have committed to improving mental health services across the province. These measures will not just help lift people out of poverty, but also ensure that people like me have access to counselling and psychiatric services when needed, family doctors to rely on. It would be my honour to represent our voices as MLA.
With a pipeline running through our back yard here in Burnaby, we are as close to the effects of climate negligence as one can get. As your MLA I will work to ensure that all legislation going forwards protects our communities and families from the effects of climate change. Let's work towards a greener future; let's ensure the youth of today have a planet and home tomorrow.
Let's use our voices, for our future; vote Green, vote Norine!