February 9, 2024
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC United is thrilled to announce Caroline Elliott as the party’s candidate in West Vancouver-Capilano. This follows current MLA Karin Kirkpatrick’s decision to not seek re-election.
“I am so pleased that Caroline is stepping up and putting her name on the ballot,” said Kirkpatrick. “We need more people like her in politics: she’s a smart, exceptionally qualified, a hard-working mom of two young kids and she’s absolutely determined to build a better future for their generation. She’s got strong roots in the riding and there’s no person I’d feel better seeing represent the constituents of our incredible community.”
“It is time for a younger generation to meet the serious challenges facing B.C., not least of which is government straying badly from good government,” said Ralph Sultan, who served as West Vancouver-Capilano MLA for nearly two decades. “Caroline Elliott, an outstanding person, has stepped forward to represent West Vancouver-Capilano in the Provincial Legislature; I have followed her commentary on Global TV and her writing on important issues. Clearly, she doesn’t shy away from addressing tough issues impacting us all. Mother of two, PhD Candidate, and no novice when it comes to politics, Caroline will get my vote when Mr. Eby, sooner or later, goes to the polls.”
Caroline is a long-time public commentator on provincial and national media platforms, a PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University in the field of democratic theory and Canadian government, and a consultant providing communications and policy advice to a wide range of clients from the clean power and forestry sectors to large infrastructure projects and more. She previously worked with BC Hydro helping to advance the Site C project, and, early in her career, she served as ministerial staff at the B.C. Legislature. Until recently, Caroline served as Vice President of BC United.
“As BC United’s West Vancouver-Capilano candidate, I will continue to push for a principled, outcomes-based approach to governance that looks beyond the four-year election cycle to the next generation and the ones after that,” said Elliott. “That means taking less of people’s hard-earned money and using it better, not leaving debts for our kids to pay off. It means health care that can provide for this generation and the next. And it means standing up for commuters by refusing to leave the North Shore in gridlock, getting started on infrastructure today that will serve for decades to come.”
Caroline joins a group of exceptional BC United candidates across British Columbia. Earlier this week, BC United announced Dr. Claudine Storness-Bliss as the BC United candidate for Surrey-Cloverdale, Dr. Michael Humer for Kelowna Centre, and Sean Flynn for Langford-Highlands.
“As we gear up for an election in 2024, we’re moving quickly to assemble an outstanding BC United team. From doctors and entrepreneurs to lawyers and union members, British Columbians are going to look at our candidates and see a team ready to govern on day one,” said BC United Leader Kevin Falcon. “David Eby’s NDP have spent the last seven years failing on the basics, whether it’s B.C.’s crumbling health-care system, out-of-control crime, or the skyrocketing cost of homes. Together, with the BC United team we’re building across the province, I know we can fix it.”
For more information about Caroline Elliott, please visit: www.votecarolineelliott.ca