Mayoralty candidate Joginder Randhawa has been a resident of North Delta for 30 years.
He is a marine engineer who has worked in the mercantile marine field all over the world.
He has a post-graduate diploma in business management and industrial administration.
In Canada, he worked in the Canadian Coast Guard on board the Sir Wilfred Laurier ice breaker in the Arctic and also has worked for a long time on BC Ferries on various vessels including routes in the Granville Channel from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, as well as the Queen Charlotte Island.
He also supervised on the installation of a scientific vessel at dry docks in England for one year.
He is married with three children. His wife is a teacher while is elder son worked as auxiliary fleet manager with Canada’s National Defence for the Naval Base in Nanoose Bay in Esquimalt. He is now vice-president of the port authority.
His daughter is a medical program director at UBC and his younger son is a lawyer working with the BC Housing Corporation.
Joginder is running for mayor of Delta to bring more accountability to city hall.
He wants to see more affordable housing options, create jobs in Delta by strengthening the Chamber of Commerce and trade centre, provide more tools for small business success, create more transportation connectivity with the use of sky train, create less red tape at city hall and do more for seniors and the environment.
What are your election issues?
My election issues:
- Affordable housing for youth who stay in their parent’s basements
- On crime prevention, as crime is borderless, Delta Police will be provided with the latest digital tools
- Create jobs in Delta by strengthening Chamber of Commerce and trade centre with all the tools needed to help small businesses as well as big businesses.
- Welfare of seniors will be my top priority
- To make Delta a fast growing city without disturbing the environment.
- ALR properties bylaws will be reviewed and set with the feedback from all the farmers/stakeholders
- Daycare and preschools where medical assistance is needed for children with diabetes and autism will be provided
- Instead of the Massey Tunnel, a bridge will be made
- Delta – South Delta and North Delta – we live in silos. We need to strengthen the bond and unity as well as collective development
- Transportation connectivity by sky train – Richmond to Ladner/Tsawwassen and North Delta will be planned and discussed with all stakeholders and Delta residents.
- Licencing and permits will be made easy for all kinds of developments giving top priority to the environment
- No more red tape. All citizens of North and South Delta can say whatever is on their minds directly to the mayor.
- Skateboarding and field improvements will be made near the high schools in South Delta wherever they are not there
- Shortage of doctors and nurses in Delta will be looked after.