Coquitlam Candidate Survey Results | 2022 Municipal Elections

In this year's Coquitlam municipal election, there are 3 candidates for mayor and 22 candidates for council. Coquitlam electors will go to the polls to elect one mayor and 8 councillors.

We reached out to candidates with publicly available contact information. The survey opened on September 13th, with responses accepted until September 28th, and no responses were accepted afterwards.

The survey consisted of six multiple choice questions to find out what candidates support. We also asked candidates four long answer questions, followed by an opportunity to leave additional comments.


The long answer questions were:

  1. How can Coquitlam help fast-forward a two-way active transportation connection to the Port Mann Bridge heading west from Riverview lands and east from King Edward St.?
  2. What have you done, or will you do to advocate in support of active transportation infrastructure in your city and why?
  3. Where do you see room for improvement in connecting us with neighboring municipalities for active transportation?
  4. HUB Cycling has released a Cycling Platform. Which focus areas and points do you endorse, and which ones do you disagree with?

The table below show answers to the multiple choice questions.

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To view candidates' long answer responses, click here.


Survey completion rate among candidates

Mayoral candidates: 2/3 (67%)
Council candidates: 12/22 (55%)


Coquitlam Survey Results

Candidate Do you think that your city's elected officials are doing enough to address transportation needs of future generations in light of the climate crisis & increases in transportation costs? Will you work to ensure that everyone in your city has equitable access to safe cycling infrastructure? Will you vote in favour of infrastructure projects that separate bicycles from cars and pedestrians in areas of high cycling potential? The budget for bike infrastructure should... Would you support a reduction in parking minimums for new construction? Will you be a champion for active transportation on council?
Richard Stewart (Mayor) No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Adel Gamar (Mayor) No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Benjamin Perry No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Dennis Marsden Yes Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Sean Lee No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Phillip Buchan No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Teri Towner Yes Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Ali Tootian No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Steve Kim No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Cameron McBryer No Yes Yes Increase No Yes
Zoe Royer No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Trish Mandewo No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Carl Trepanier Yes Yes Yes Stay the same No Yes
Matt Djonlic No Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes


View candidates' long-form answers here.


Candidates that have endorsed our Cycling Platform

Phillip Buchan, Matt Djonlic, Adel Gamar, Sean Lee, Dennis Marsden, Trish Mandewo, Cameron McBryer*, Benjamin Perry, Richard Stewart, Teri Towner*

Incumbents underlined
*with reservations

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