Port Coquitlam Candidate Survey Results | 2022 Municipal Elections

In this year's Port Coquitlam municipal election, there is 1 candidate for mayor and 18 candidates for council. With no challengers, the incumbent mayor, Brad West, has been re-elected by acclamation. Port Coquitlam electors will go to the polls to elect 6 councillors.

We reached out to candidates with publicly available contact information. The survey opened on September 13th, with responses accepted until September 26th, and no responses were accepted afterwards.

The survey consisted of five 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 Port Coquitlam help fast-forward an active transportation connection to the Port Mann Bridge keeping in mind that it also allows for other significant connections as well?
  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 neighbouring 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

Council candidates: 7/18 (39%)


Port Coquitlam Survey Results

Candidate 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?
Erik Minty Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Cindy Carkner Yes Yes Increase No Yes
Mithila Karnik Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Nancy McCurrach Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Jami Watson Yes Yes Increase Yes Yes
Steve Darling Yes Yes Stay the same Yes Yes
Paige Petriw Yes Yes Stay the same No Yes


View candidates' long-form answers here.


Candidates that have endorsed our Cycling Platform

Mithila Karnik, Nancy McCurrach, Erik Minty, Jami Watson

Incumbents underlined