PARTY: ChristianHeritage Party of BC
ABOUT: Alderking is currently the Treasurer of the Abbotsford Social Activity Association which provides activities for Seniors as well as housing a number of smaller community groups including churches, AA, and Al Anon.
1. What are the biggest issues currently facing the District of Mission?
Mission has struggled to provide employment within the community for many years. Revitalizing the downtown core into a desirable destination such as has been done in the Abbotsford downtown core would help. Development and infrastructure such as the sewer and water are also important priorities. Widening Highway 1 will provide some relief to traffic congestion. Mission should also have better promotion of it’s natural beauty to draw tourism from other provinces.
Parents rights in every community are forefront in this election because the NDP Infant’s Act prevents parent and police from rescuing children as young as 12 from predators.
Industries need government support to create new markets as well as value added products. Agriculture is vital to our economy and must be encouraged for the sake of our future.
2. Why does your party have the best solutions on these issues, and what are the biggest gaps in your opponents’ platforms?
1. Parental Rights: protecting children by repealing the NDP Infants Act and the BC Liberals reinstated 1933 BC Sexual Sterilization Act, dangerous medical interventions arresting child development and hormone replacement therapy.
2. Food Security: assist young people entering farming, median age of farmers is 60, while protecting ALR land and allowing unrelated secondary sources of income.
3. Cut all government non-essential services, programs, and debt without robbing ICBC to balance the budget.
4. Assist businesses, limit COVID disruptions to affected areas and increase interprovincial trade.
5. Address affordable housing; extend senior’s services to the disabled.
3. What should government do to help people recover from the economic effects of COVID-19?
Help people get back to work safely. Open businesses and encourage interprovincial trade. Cut red tape to fast track development in the affordable housing sector and much needed infrastructure such as widening Highway 1 and addressing sewage and water issues.
Continue hydro and gas grants to protect low income families. Be more specific in addressing COVID issues and imposing limits rather than blanket closures.
Seek innovative advice from business leaders and educational institutions. Extend hydro and gas grants to charities who provide vital services in the community. Encourage youth and give them hope for a future.
4. The provincial government provides vital services to thousands of vulnerable people. What personal experiences give you insight into how government services affect the lives of voters?
As a single parent, I have experienced the challenges of starting a business, supporting and advocating for my children’s education and volunteering on PAC, DPAC, and BCCPAC. As an advocate in this community, I have addressed housing issues, family law issues, education issues, suicide in youth issues, gang issues, landlord issues, tenant issues, seniors issues and issues for people with disabilities. I have interacted with BC Housing, Landlord Tenants branch, assisted with welfare appeals, represented people in court, written letters appealing fines and fees levied on the disabled, interacted with the Public Trustee and reached out to First Nations communities.