VCARE has contacted the candidates and compiled their responses below. Please note VCARE is endorsing the following candidates for council:

Grant McLachlan http://grantm.ca/

Mark McInnes http://www.markmcinnes.com/

Dustin Finerty http://www.dustinfinerty.com/




Grant McLachlan I support VCARE in their struggle, and as a councillor I will happily meet with you and fight to end the Luxton Rodeo. 
Mark McInnes It’s a matter of tradition vs good sense, and while it’s a delicate issue for many people because of their ties to tradition, I err on the side of good sense. Stop the inhumane treatment of young animals. If we wouldn’t do it to dogs, we shouldn’t to calves. 
Dustin Finerty I want you to know that I believe whole heartedly that the role of government is to be the voice of the people and to act on their concerns.  If elected, i will make it a priority to voice your concerns, and look into this issue.


Tim Power I am in favour of the Luxton Pro Rodeo, but I am not in favor of cruelty to animals of any type, there must be a way to hold the Rodeo with non-cruelty to animals and still make it attractive to visitors to enjoy within our beauty Community. When elected give me 60 -90 days to get in and settled and then come and see me and we will work together to resolve this issue. 
Denise Blackwell * I believe animal cruelty is repugnant and I don’t attend the rodeo events myself. However, the SPCA has been tasked by the provincial gov. to monitor the issue of rodeos and animal cruelty throughout the province. When the SPCA deems such events as animal cruelty, I will support the appropriate changes to the provincial standard. 
Lillian Szpak * I abhor cruelty of any kind. The Province has tasked the SPCA to monitor this issue throughout BC. When the SPCA deems these events as cruelty, then we will be able to support the changes. 
Roger Wade * I am not an expert on animal cruelty. The prov govt has tasked the SPCA to monitor this issue throughout the province. When the SPCA deems these events as cruelty then I will support the provincial standard.


Stew Young * No Response
David Shebib Based on Mr. Shebib’s answers to our survey he disagrees with using animals for entertainment, specifically rodeo events. He agrees with using municipal powers under the Community Charter to regulate these events and if elected in 2014 he will work to end inhumane treatment at rodeo events in Langford. 


These council candidates did not respond to multiple request for a position:
Pauline Adams Lanny Seaton *
Jim Munro Winnie Sifert *
Matt Sahlstrom *


There was no email address available for these candidates:
Paul Barber and Andre Mollon


* Incumbents


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