Ellison Mallin, also known as Eli, has announced on July 27 (which happens to be his 27th birthday) that he would be running for a seat on the North Vancouver District Council in the 2022 Municipal General Election.
Ellison says his name would sound familiar to many as he is connected to the North Shore community in several ways.
Ellison has served on the District of North Vancouver’s Rental, Social and Affordable Housing Task Force (RSAHTF), and the Community Services Advisory Committee, where he served as chair in 2022. He has also coached in the North Shore Inline Hockey League since 2013, helping kids to learn and enjoy the game, which is amongst the fastest growing sports on the North Shore. Currently, Ellison is employed full-time in the office of North Vancouver Seymour MLA Susie Chant, as her constituency assistant.
With a campaign slogan of “Building a future we can all belong in”, Ellison’s platform is both proactive and reasonable, he says in a press release. Building on his experience as a member in the RSAHTF, Ellison has a very detailed housing platform, which includes policies such as creating a definition of affordable housing that is tied to minimum wage, creating affordable ownership opportunities, and a unique short term rental policy that would consider student housing demands on the North Shore.
Beyond housing, Ellison’s main focuses will be better transportation solutions across the board, efficient planning to maximize existing spaces, improving civic engagement, continued environmental leadership, and building robust networks of care and recreation options.
Ellison says the last platform point includes his incredibly popular proposal to develop a healthcare hub in the Seymour area, so residents do not have to cross highway traffic to access healthcare facilities on Lonsdale. He says his platform continues to develop, as he believes strongly in learning and growing from interactions and experience, so expect much more on his platform as the campaign progresses.
Ellison is one of the four Council candidates endorsed by the Vancouver District and Labour Council.
If you would like to know more about Ellison, his campaign, or his platform, visit www.ellisonmallin.ca