City of Vancouver Councillor Christine Boyle sits down with Am Johal to discuss her hopes for the City's future.They talk about what can be done on the municipal level to combat the climate crisis, the housing crisis, and the issue of drug poisoning on Vancouver's streets. An organizer, minister and activist, Christine also speaks to her work on the City's United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Task Force and how the City can take action on the crises we are facing in a way that addresses inequality.
Councillor Christine Boyle was elected to Vancouver City Council with OneCity Vancouver in 2018.Christine is a community organizer, climate justice activist, and United Church Minister, born and raised on unceded Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, BC. She is passionate about tackling inequality, contributing to climate solutions, and deepening democratic engagement.Christine has an BSc in Urban Agriculture and First Nations Studies from UBC, and an MA in Religious Leadership for Social Change from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is a founding member of OneCity Vancouver.Resources– Christine Boyle's website: https://christineboyle.ca/ – Christine Boyle's profile on the City of Vancouver website: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/christine-boyle.aspx – Christine Boyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/christineeboyle – United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html – COP 26 - Glasgow: https://ukcop26.org/ – "Superblocks: Barcelona's car-free zones could extend lives and boost mental health" - The Conversation:s: https://theconversation.com/superblocks-barcelonas-car-free-zones-could-extend-lives-and-boost-mental-health-123295 – Report: "How Minneapolis Ended Single-Family Zoning" - The Century Foundation: https://tcf.org/content/report/minneapolis-ended-single-family-zoning/?session=1 – Drug User Liberation Front: https://www.dulf.ca/ – BC Compassion Club: https://thecompassionclub.org/