North Cowichan candidates for Mayor and Town Council

Learn more about your Candidates in North Cowichan

We sent a questionnaire (below) to all candidates for mayor and city councillor. Click on the candidate's name for their responses. (If the name is not clickable, it's because we have not received responses from them.)

Mayor: Joyce Benson, Jon Lefebure (incumbent), Al Siebring 

Councillor: Nick Caumanns, Rob Douglas (incumbent), Paul Fletcher, David Haywood, Patrick Hrushowy, Christopher Justice, John Koury, Tek Manhas, Kate Marsh (incumbent), Marilyn Palmer, Catherine Pastula, Peter Rusland, Rosalie Sawrie, Debra Toporowski

One Cowichan Questionnaire:

  1. Please tell us a bit about yourself and what made you decide to run in this election?
  2. Do you support the Drinking Water & Watersheds Protections Service bylaw referendum? Yes No Other (please explain below)
  3. Do you support the Cowichan Housing Association Service Establishment bylaw? Yes No Other (please explain below)
  4. How do you plan to work with other governments within the region, including local First Nations as well as provincial and federal governments?
  5. One Cowichan supporters have expressed concerns about climate change, especially local impacts on our water resources. What local climate change mitigation and/or adaptation strategies would you support if elected?
  6. How do you propose managing growth sustainably in the Cowichan Region (e.g. transportation, environmental/agricultural protection, land-use, housing, cost of living)?
  7. What do you consider the three most pressing issues facing local government and the one most important thing local government should do on each one?
  8. Our citizen surveys indicate a desire for more consultation and accountability between elected officials and their constituents. If elected, what would your approach be to those issues?