Corally Delwo


Corally Delwo

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Candidate for City Councillor

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Corally Delwo

Contact Information

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Phone: 250-318-0355

Personal Information

Resident of: Batchelor Heights
Age: 43
Current Occupation: Self Employed

Political Experience:

I have no political experience. I do, however, volunteer with my kids sports teams as a manager and fundraiser.

Biography

A little bit about me. I am a 43 year old wife, mother and entrepreneur. I was born in Calgary Alberta and raised in Grande Prairie Alberta. I have been in the Kamloops area since 2009. I have been truly blessed and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to raise our 3 amazing kids here.
We are a close knit family and I am proud to be the mother of our 2 girls Summer (age 20) and Brooklyn (age 16) and our son Zachery (age 12). Not only do I love it here but our kids also love it here and always talk about never wanting to leave! As an active family we utilize many of the amazing parks and hiking trails as well as spending time at the numerous lakes fishing, swimming and boating. We strive to stay healthy and live a lifestyle that includes the gym, yoga, biking and playing tennis.

External Page Links

CFJC Decision 2018: Council candidate Corally Delwo Click to Visit
CBC Kamloops City Council Candidate: Corally Delwo Click to Visit
TRUSU Corally Delwo – Kamloops Election 2018 Click to Visit
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Kamloops Matters Kamloops election 2018: Corally Delwo on ‘keeping families together’ Click to Visit
Kamloops This Week Delwo backs ‘well-managed industry’ Click to Visit

Endorsements

I fully endorse Corally Delwo for city council. She is an intelligent foreward thinking individual who will be an assett to city council. She definately has my vote.

Sandra Jones, Owner Cali Clean Janitorial

Answers to Questions from the Public

Sep 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm

William Turnbull asks the City Councillor, Mayor, School Trustee Candidates

Why do you want to be elected?


Corally Delwo Answered

I want to be elected because I believe I am very capable of bringing a balance to city council. I would like to think that I can be very open minded, fair, objective and innovative when it comes to tackling the issues surrounding the city. I also feel that I would be least biased as I do not own any business that could benefit from being on council, nor do I belong to any type of union. What I do have is the passion, drive and motivation to work for all of the people who are hard working people who just want to have a beautiful, clean, prosperous and family oriented city. I want to be sure that we take the best care of Kamloops so generations to come get to enjoy and reap the benefits of this amazing place we are all so privileged to get to call home

Sep 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Bryce asks the City Councillor, Mayor, School Trustee Candidates

British Columbians are actually heading to two polls this year, municipal and we also have the mail-in referendum on Proportional Representation.

What's your position on Proportional Representation and why? Should Kamloops also consider some sort of electoral reform for municipal to ensure each area/neighbourhood of Kamloops gets equitable representation on council? Perhaps even lowering the municipal voting age to 16 to get youth more engage.


Corally Delwo Answered

I have trouble wanting to support PR because of the situation the province is in now. A minority government is not effective. Here are some of the things I find wrong with PR

1.It makes things easier for extreme parties to gain representation.
Under the system of proportional representation, any party with a high enough percentage of the vote will receive a seat in the government. That structure makes it easier for extremist views to find official representation. The seldom receive access to the majority coalition and rarely earn an absolute majority, but there is always the possibility that their voiced opinions will gain traction with the general population.

2. It can create political gridlock, just like in any other system of government.
Coalition governments are encouraged to compromise and pursue centrist views. The reality of this type of governing, however, is that each party wants to have its own way with things. That creates a system of government that tends to be indecisive and weak because everyone argues for their own best interests. More gridlock, instead of less, can be created, especially if more than two parties are involved in the coalition.

3. It does not provide direct representation to specific communities.
Under the system of proportional representation, seats are not awarded based on community or district voting. That means those who serve in the government are less likely to focus on local issues as they have no local representation responsibilities. It creates a system of government where more voices can be heard, but fewer actually receive a listening ear. Many communities under this system can come away feeling like they don’t matter to the governing coalition.

4. It is not always wise to compromise.
Even in countries that have encouraged proportional representation, some of the largest changes that have occurred in those societies happened when an absolute majority was present within the government. There are times when a strong majority in the government is required to push through needed reforms.

5. It can be an unstable form of government.
Italy has proportional representation built into their government structures. Over the last 4 decades, the government has been forced to dissolve its parliament 8 times. In Belgium, the negotiations required after their 2010 election to form a governing coalition took 18 months to complete, leaving a crippled government in its place where nothing got done. Having more voices can be a good thing, but it can also create a discord that makes it impossible to government.

PR has certain benefits that allow for greater inclusion and variety. At the same time, greater inclusion can also lead toward higher levels of extremism within the government, while encouraging more gridlock if the political parties are unable to find a pathway toward compromise.

Aug 28, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Kamloops Voter asks the City Councillor, Mayor, School Trustee Candidates

What do you see as the single most important issue facing Kamloops right now?
What are your ideas for managing or overcoming this issue?


Corally Delwo Answered

The biggest issue in Kamloops is our Unemployment rate. We are very much lacking in good paying jobs. Especially for the graduates coming out of the trades programs at TRU. I would like to see the Industry tax rate lowered to be in line with the provincial average and for the new city council to work hard at bringing in Well managed industry, developments and investments.
I believe that it creates a ripple affect for the city. Create jobs, keep people here working and living. They spend money in businesses, buy houses, pay taxes and create revenue for the city to use to keep the city looking its best. And it also gives us money to contribute to the social issues such as the homelessness issues and the drug overdose problems.

Aug 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Kamloops Voter asks the City Councillor, Mayor Candidates

Are there any specific ways that you can see that the city can better serve the business community?


Corally Delwo Answered

The biggest thing I want changed for the entire business sector of Kamloops is to lower the tax brackets to meet with the provincial averages. One in particular is to lower the industry rate and encourage more investment and development to come to Kamloops. I would also like to see the streets cleaned up on the North Shore from homelessness and crime. I would like to work with Businesses, RCMP and non profit Organizations to make the North Shore more desirable and safe so that we add to and retain the businesses in the area. Entice more people to come to the North Shore.

Aug 28, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Kamloops Voter asks the City Councillor, Mayor Candidates

What additions or improvements would you like to see to the recreational offerings in Kamloops?


Corally Delwo Answered

I would like to see Memorial Arena cleaned up, all arenas including Brock and Valleyview to get facelifts, And I would like to see the old golf course at MacArthur Island utilized. My ideas would be to add a turf football field, another outdoor box rink, and if room permits another indoor rink.

Aug 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Kamloops Voter asks the City Councillor, Mayor Candidates

What are the most important changes to the budget that you'd like to see?


Corally Delwo Answered

I would like to see more money spent on upkeep of the city. We are in need of road maintenance, sports facilities need facelifts and repairs, a way better snow removal budget and plan, curbside composting plan and better recycling facilities, and we need to decide what to do with the green space (old golf course) at MacArthur Island.

Aug 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Kamloops Voter asks the City Councillor Candidates

Do you consider yourself:
A) Leader
B) Team player
C) Lone wolf

Explain


Corally Delwo Answered

I would consider myself a leader and a team player. I am a take charge kind of person when things need to get done. I also keep an open mind to those who I work with. I am not afraid to ask for help and am grateful to those who are willing to step up with me and get things accomplished. I am not one to be the be all end all of problem solving and have always believed that two heads are better than one.