Sunday, November 24, 2013

Local Politics


Coulter thanks opponents for backing him

Released by Dan Coulter, Chilliwack/Voice file photo


Dan Coulter was one of four who showed up for the first All-Candidates Meeting at Sardis Secondary two weeks ago.


fter two winning debate performances this week and last, Dan Coulter is continuing to talk about the issues facing Chilliwack’s students — from below average completion rates to inadequate trades education to the absence of an IB diploma program.


“Completion rates in Chilliwack are far too low,” said Coulter. “Expanded trades education would engage a wide variety of students currently underserved and give them a head start when entering the workforce.”


Nearly all other candidates agreed with Coulter’s proposals at Wednesday’s all candidates’ meeting, including Ben Besler who voiced his support for Coulter’s proposal to expand trades education in Chilliwack schools.


“I’m campaigning on the issues that matter to Chilliwack’s parents and students. It’s great to see Ben and Karen get behind my proposals to engage students and help better prepare them for success in the workforce and in life,” said Coulter

As the campaign enters its final week, Coulter continues to campaign hard for all of Chilliwack’s students, no matter their socioeconomic status.


“Every student deserves a chance at a good education, no matter where they live or which school they happen to go to. That’s why I’m running to fight for expanded opportunities like more pre-apprenticeship programs and an IB diploma program,” said Coulter. “My campaign is about the issues. Every child in Chilliwack deserves an opportunity to succeed, and I’m going to fight to give it to them.”



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