MAFALDA ARIAS

Mafalda is the founder and owner of Mafalda Arias and Associates. She was born, raised and educated in Peru; has worked for over 15 years in the mining and mineral exploration industries in Canada and Peru; and, has travelled extensively in the Americas and Europe. This diversity of experiences and

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DANIEL KISELBACH

Leader, International Trade and Customs and Tax Partner Miller Thomson LLP Dan Kiselbach brings approximately 30 years of experience to his role as legal counsel on cross-border trade, customs, and tax matters. He has the background, perspective, and skills necessary to assume conduct of significant, time-sensitive and complex matters. His

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ANGELIQUE SINA

President & Founder Cafe Ama PR Angelique Sina is the President of Cafe Ama and Friends of Puerto Rico, a social enterprise that supports youth entrepreneurship. From her experience in the World Bank, she applies her vision of sustainable development by managing the Youth Impact Fund of Friends of Puerto

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Breen Ouellette – NDP

Breen is a 42 year old Métis man married for 17 years to his partner Cammy. In 2014, they made Metro Vancouver their home. Over 20 years, Breen has developed diverse experience as a lawyer, a manager in Indigenous governance, a union advocate, and a small business owner. As one

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Hedy Fry – Liberal Party

The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry was first elected to Parliament for Vancouver Centre in 1993, becoming the first rookie to defeat a sitting Prime Minister. Re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2015, she is now the longest-serving female MP in Canadian history. Inspired by Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s

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Mario Canseco

President of Research Co will be the moderator of the meeting. He has analyzed and conducted public opinion research for more than 15 years, designing and managing research projects for clients across the private and public sectors, as well as non-profit organizations and associations.

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Ken Sim

Party: Non-Partisan Association Bio: Sim, 47, is an entrepreneur who helped co-found Nurse Next Door, which offers senior home care, and Rosemary Rocksalt, a bagel franchise. Policy: Sim wants to attract start-ups and keep businesses and highly-skilled workers in the city.

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Wai Young

Party: Independent Wai Young, 58, served as a Conservative MP for Vancouver South and is currently running for mayor under a new party, Coalition Vancouver. Prior to her career in politics, Young, who was born in Hong Kong, worked as a consultant and small-business owner. She helped found the Canadian

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David Chen

Party: Independant Bio: David Chen graduated from UBC with a degree of biopsychology, and social psychology, and has been a  business owner specializing in financial planning for families with disabilities for over 13 years. He wants to assist small business with tax cuts and promotion, as well as face the

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Hector Bremner

Party: Independent Bio: Bremner was both an NPA councillor, and the vice president of of a communications firm. He believes the root of high housing costs is not lack of development, but high taxes. He understands how unaffordable housing has become for families and students living in Vancouver, and wants

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