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Darleen Bernard

Independent for Maple Ridge Mayor

Climate Change

Active Transportation

Yes

Electric Bikes & Scooters

Yes

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

Yes.

Green Space

Yes.

And work to preserve remaining green spaces. Use some as community gardens to help provide food.

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

A must.

Homelessness has been a long and very difficult topic for many years now. I believe it’s important to decipher homelessness from that of affordability to that of substance abuse.

I feel that treatment first and then a graduated approach to housing.

Building Maintenance & Occupant Health

Yes.

Co-Op Housing

Yes.

A must. As the last two years have been very difficult financially for a lot of people. A lot of people lost their source of income. And there should be housing in place to help those who are going through these hard economic events.

Housing Accessibility

Yes.

Indigenous-Led Housing

Yes.

Property Taxes

Yes.

Lower property taxes.

Public Housing

Yes.

Rent

Yes.

SROs

Yes.

Unhoused People

Yes.

Public Spaces & Services

Green Space

Yes.

And work to preserve remaining green spaces. Use some as community gardens to help provide food.

Reconciliation & Indigenous Nations

Indigenous-Led Housing

Yes.

Transit & Getting Around

Active Transportation

Yes

Electric Bikes & Scooters

Yes

Misc. topics



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Biography

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I was born in Vancouver for the first nine years of my life. After that my family moved to Burnaby where I grew up. At 22 years of age I met and married a military man.
Unfortunately the marriage broke down and I moved back to Maple Ridge thirteen years ago now.

While being involved in the military we were posted to the East Coast, Winning, and Kentucky, USA.

I have a General BSc and a BScRN degree. I have a none practicing good standing RPN in Ontario LPN in British Columbia. I have not nursed in British Columbia. I have nursed in Ontario as a Community Nurse helping palliative clients. I have also nursed in Peru and in the Dominican Republic.

Having said that I have used a number of medical systems. Both as a parent and for myself. I find British Columbia’s health care system the most lacking.

Reason for running

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The reason I’m running is after reading the line up of candidates I felt that we as a community were being exposed to more of the same. Higher taxes and more unaffordable living in Maple Ridge. I wanted to offer voters an alternative choice.