2018 Local Elections


British Columbia’s local elections, taking place on Saturday October 20th, are an important opportunity for the public to engage with those running for local government, school boards and other local governance bodies about issues that matter to them.

VHS put together a survey outlining several areas of priority when it comes to protecting and advancing animal welfare. We’ve distributed the survey to candidates across Metro Vancouver municipalities who are running for mayor, city council, school board and Vancouver park board. 

See below for Metro Vancouver candidate survey responses, which are organized by municipality and the office they are running for.  


Help us make animal welfare an election issue by contacting candidates in your municipality – if in Metro Vancouver, request that they participate in our survey. If outside of Metro Vancouver, please ask for their stance on these and other animal welfare issues that matter to you. The survey creates an opportunity for discussion on animal welfare issues with those seeking office!

Please note: Due to limited capacity, VHS did not survey candidates from outside of Metro Vancouver. Surveys from candidates outside of Metro Vancouver were submitted by individual candidates who contacted VHS directly.

Survey responses from candidates will be updated as any new information is sent to us, so please check back regularly!

In addition, note that VHS does not endorse any particular candidates and we strongly encourage voters to research candidate positions on other issues.




Bowen Island


City of Langley

City of North Vancouver



District of North Vancouver

Lions Bay

Maple Ridge

Metro Vancouver Regional District

New Westminster

Pitt Meadows

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody



Township of Langley


West Vancouver

White Rock