The Vancouver Quadra riding is home to UBC and some of Vancouver’s most affluent residents.
Since electing Prime Minister John Turner in 1984, the riding has consistently sent a Liberal MP to Ottawa. Its borders encompass the university endowment lands, Dunbar, Southlands, most of Kitsilano and parts of Kerrisdale.
Here’s who’s running:
Kathleen Dixon’s CV is all over the place — “business executive, professional geologist, entrepreneur, a classically trained singer, athlete and outdoor enthusiast,” it reads. Dixon holds a bachelor of science degree from UBC and MBA from the University of Durham, England. She’s been a professional geologist since 1996 and is vice president of investment banking with A&D Advisory Group, where she works in mergers and acquisitions. If elected, Dixon says she’ll work towards balanced budgets, strengthening interprovincial trade and lowering personal taxes.
Geoff Wright has spent a lot of time in school. He holds PhD in ergonomics, a master’s degree in human factors engineering and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. The Dunbar resident is a registered professional engineer and he’s taught at both UBC and the University of Toronto. He’s worked in research with the Department of National Defence and in the field of health safety with the City of Vancouver and with Ontario’s Ministry of Labour. Environmental sustainability and stewardship are Wright’s main talking points. He has five kids.
Joyce Murray is a former provincial environment and government services minister and was elected as an MP in 2008 after first running two years earlier. Murray came in second place behind Justin Trudeau to be the new party leader in 2013 and was appointed president of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government in early 2019. Before entering politics, she worked with an international reforestation company that Murray says has planted roughly 1.5 billion trees — of which Murray planted more than 500,000 on her own.
Sandra Filosof-Schipper grew up in Oakridge after her family immigrated to Canada from Turkey when she was a child. Filosof-Schipper is listed as a member of the executive council of the Libertarian Party of B.C. and she believes in small government and the establishment of two tax streams: 15 per cent for those who make under $100,000 and 25 per cent for those over that income threshold. She pledges to de-fund the CBC and believes in selective immigration policies — giving priority to persecuted minorities such as Yazidi Christians and LGBTQ people from the Middle East and Uyghur Muslims in Asia.
Leigh Kenny is a veteran and mother of three. Her platform speaks to healthy, green communities, bolstering housing affordability and building more affordable housing.
Austen Erhardt is running as an independent candidate.