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Here’s who’s running in Vancouver Quadra in the 2021 federal election

The Vancouver Quadra riding is home to UBC and some of Vancouver’s most affluent residents.
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Here’s who’s running in Vancouver Quadra. File photos.

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:

Conservative

Brad Armstrong

After graduating from UBC in economics, Armstrong earned a master’s degree at the London School of Economics and a law degree from McGill University. In his 40-year career as a lawyer, he has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in environmental law and Indigenous law. 

Born in Vancouver, he spent his summers in places like Port Hardy and Port McNeill on fishing trawlers and logging crews and pumped gas at the gas station in Kitsilano across from Kits Beach.

Armstrong has also volunteered at Family Services of Greater Vancouver, a non-profit community-based society dedicated to helping families and individuals experiencing challenges in their lives.

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In his 40-year career as a lawyer, Armstrong has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in environmental law and Indigenous law. Photo: Brad Armstrong

 

Green Party

Devyani Singh

Singh is running on the platform of more honesty, science, and transparency in Canada's Parliament. A prepared bio states she will fight for social, racial, and environmental justice as well as her commitment to finding solutions through community consultation and scientific research.

Singh says she understands the problems people are facing in the Vancouver Quadra riding -- a worsening climate, unaffordable housing, inaccessible mental health care, need for improved elder and childcare, increase in racism, and the loss of small businesses.
 

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Singh says the biggest problems in her riding include unaffordable housing, inaccessible mental health care, and the loss of small businesses. Photo: Devyani Singh/Facebook

 

Liberal (incumbent)

Joyce Murray

Murray was elected as the Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra in 2008, following a career building a reforestation company and as a provincial Cabinet Minister. 

Joyce has served in two federal cabinet portfolios; President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. She championed and helped lead the development of the Centre for Greening Government. 

"I am passionate about fighting the climate crisis, and building a stronger, greener and more inclusive Canada, for my grandchildren and yours. As your MP, it's been a privilege to champion local priorities and to bring my experience to decisions at the heart of government," Murray's prepared bio reads.

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Murray was elected as the Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra in 2008, following a career building a reforestation company and as a provincial Cabinet Minister. Photo: Joyce Murray/Facebook

 

People’s Party

Renate Siekmann

A mother of four, Siekmann says she has worked in business and start-ups her entire career. In 2011 Siekmann produced a documentary called Leave Them Laughing which was nominated for a Genie award. As for her reasons for running, Siekmann says she will fight on her constituents' behalf for individual rights and freedoms in a country "increasingly under the thumb of authoritarian leadership."

Siekmann's prepared bio also states she will also fight for the environment and give full support to Canadian small businesses.

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Siekmann says she will fight on her constituents' behalf for individual rights and freedoms in a country "increasingly under the thumb of authoritarian leadership.". Photo: Renate Siekmann



New Democratic Party

Naden Abenes

Abenes was born in the Philippines. At age 11, she immigrated to Vancouver where she has worked for more than 20 years. In that time Abenes has raised two children as a single mom while working two jobs. As a housekeeper and shop steward at Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Abenes led her co-workers in the biggest hotel strike in Vancouver’s history where they won wage increases and benefits.

Abenes states in a prepared bio that she loves Vancouver Quadra and will stand up to make sure it is a place everyone can afford to live in. 

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As a housekeeper and shop steward at Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Abenes led her co-workers in the biggest hotel strike in Vancouver’s history. Photo: Naden Abenes

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