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Tyson Riel Strandlund

Tyson Riel Strandlund

Communist candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca
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Healthcare

Gender Equality and Justice

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Restore funding to women’s centres and programs, provide safe spaces to people escaping misogyny and domestic violence. Trans rights are human rights.

Social Assistance/Disability

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Raise social assistance and disability rates by 100%.

Jobs, the Economy, and Affordability

Food security

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
End removals from the Agricultural Land Reserve, encourage food production in urban areas.

Income tax

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Abolish income tax on earnings under $40,000.

Tax the wealthy

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Increase annual revenues by $2.5 billion – restore pre2001 tax rates for the wealthy & corporations.

Housing & Homelessness

Housing affordability

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Housing is a human right! Build 100,000 units of new & renovated social and low income housing.

Homelessness

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Build housing for all to save lives and reduce social and health costs of street homelessness.

Rent and evictions

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Stop “renovictions” and “demovictions”; ban all evictions during the pandemic. Legislate stricter rent controls.

Climate Change & the Environment

Conservation

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Prioritize renewable energy and conservation.

Projects

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Stop the Site “C” dam, LNG/Coastal GasLink fossil fuel project, and Transmountain expansion.

Public Transit

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Free public transit for all.

Education

Schools and COVID

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Protect health & safety for students, staff and teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Implement SOGI in all school districts.

School tuition

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Free tuition. Education should be a right, not a privilege.

Better Public Education

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Increase public education spending by $1000 per student to reach the Canadian average. End funding and tax breaks for private & religious schools.

SOGI

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Implement SOGI in all school districts.

Mental Health, Drugs, & Addiction

Safe supply

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Establish a permanent, safe, legal and regulated supply of drugs.

Policing of drugs

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
The “war on drugs” and the opioid crisis must end.

Mental health support

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Expand mental health services and long term recovery support programs.

Human Rights & Equality

Policing

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Cut police and military spending. Transfer funds to renewable energy, housing, health care, and schools.

Sex Workers

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
End the criminalization of sex workers.

Transit & Transportation

Transit fares

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Free public transit for all.

Infrastructure

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Put resources under public ownership and democratic control. End P3 public projects.

Public Safety

Children, Childcare, & Youth in Care

Childcare

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Accelerate plans for province-wide universal, affordable, quality child care.

Indigenous Issues

Indigenous Land Title

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Recognize Indigenous title to all traditional territories.

Indigenous Lands and Projects

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
No resource projects on indigenous lands without full consultation and approval.

Bill 41

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
Stop violating Bill 41, the “Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.”

Resource Extraction & Export

Misc.

Socialism is the Future!

Policy by Tyson Riel Strandlund
The profit-driven capitalist system is killing the planet. We call for socialism – a world without poverty and war, where working people democratically own and control the economy.

Biography

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Tyson is 28, a Métis activist and organiser, presently pursuing his Master's degree at UVic's history department in the Cultural, Social, & Political Thought program. He has long been involved with the anti-racist, decolonial, peace, environmental, labour, and student movements.

A lifetime resident of Vancouver Island, Tyson is presently working towards completing his M.A. in history in the University of Victoria’s Cultural, Social, & Political Thought program, having received his B.A. in history. Tyson is writing his Master's thesis on the historic relationship between the socialist countries and the national liberation / anti-colonial movements. In addition to UVic, Tyson has spent time studying in Kyiv, Ukraine, at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Tyson has a history of activism in a variety of areas, including the anti-racist, peace, labour, environmental, and student movements, playing an organizing role in student strikes and rallies against tuition hikes. Tyson is Métis, proudly tracing his family tree back to Louis Riel, and is a fierce advocate of indigenous sovereignty and decolonization.

He is the organiser for the Communist Party of Canada's Victoria club, and a member of the Young Communist League's Central Executive Committee. Tyson also co-founded the Olive Tree Group, a local Palestinian human rights organisation dedicated to raising public awareness of the ongoing dispossession and oppression of the Palestinian people, and to support non-violent direct action in support of the Palestinian cause. In the past, Tyson has worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Victoria in the history department, a music teacher, a painter, labourer, senior’s home server, and entertainer. Additionally, Tyson has experience in international solidarity and relationship building, having participated as a delegate, participant, and keynote speaker at a variety of youth and student congresses and other events around the world, even hosting a webinar with Bolivian President Evo Morales last June.

"Horgan’s snap election is a reckless and undemocratic power grab that puts the people of this province in danger. We can’t go back to the Liberals, but we can’t let this cynical premier get a majority either. He needs to be punished at the polls, and there is a socialist alternative on the ballot!"


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