Green nomination candidate Pete Fry

“The neighbourhood has a lot of challenges,” Fry said. “But a lot of those challenges are a direct result of provincial issues.”

He cited the ongoing privatization of Stamps Place, a social housing complex owned and operated by B.C. Housing.

Fry, who ran for city council with the Vancouver Green party last year, also noted that welfare rates need to be raised because social assistance has a “direct bearing on the health and wellbeing of this riding”.

Fry is offering himself to B.C. Green members in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant as a choice for candidate in an expected by-election to replace outgoing long-time NDP MLA Jenny Kwan, who is running for MP in Vancouver East.

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