Favorite Writings

Below is a selection of Alex’s favorite writings:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Darpan Magazine – Five reasons why affordable housing must be a priority for Vancouver

CRIME

Huffington Post – Volunteer police and 14 other ways to fight crime in Surrey

DEBT

Vancouver Observer – Message to Stephen Harper:  Here are ten ways to wipe out the debt and deficit

DIVERSITY

Surrey Leader – Protect diversity

Georgia Straight – Growing up gay and brown in Surrey

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Province – Vancouver Desi – Five-step plan to curb domestic violence in the South Asian community

EDUCATION

Surrey Leader – Teach youth the skills to succeed

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

Georgia Straight – Employment equity will level the playing field

ENVIRONMENT

Surrey Now – More green space, please

HOMELESSNESS

Huffington Post – Do you really know your own neighbourhood?

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Georgia Straight – It’s time to treat Indigenous peoples as equal partners in our federation

JOB CREATION

Vancouver Observer – Job creation ideas for Prime Minister Harper and Premier Clark

Vancouver Observer – Message to Stephen Harper:  Ten step job creation plan

Huffington Post – How to fix Canada’s welfare system and create jobs

LAW

Huffington Post – BC needs to step in so everyone has equal access to legal services

Surrey Leader – Criminals should pay:  Literally

LGBTQ

Georgia Straight – On South Asian gay and bisexual men who live a double life

Georgia Straight – It’s time for the world’s religions to embrace gender and sexual diversity

POLITICS

Huffington Post – A simple proposal to create a powerful Senate for Canada

Huffington Post – How to keep big money out of BC municipal elections

Burnaby Now – Three wishes for an NDP government

Jerusalem Post – A golden idea to solve the Israeli – Palestinian conflict

POVERTY

Huffington Post – Canada could abolish poverty with a basic income

Georgia Straight – The end of poverty and the beginning of happiness

Georgia Straight – For decades, welfare rates have been too low in BC

Surrey Leader – BC needs poverty elimination plan

SOCIAL ISSUES

Georgia Straight – Proposal for Justin Trudeau:  A new national social inclusion and social mobility charter for Canada is needed

SOUTH ASIAN ROLE MODELS

Georgia Straight – Top 15 South Asian Role Models for 2015

Vancouver Observer – Top 15 South Asian Role Models for 2011

SPIRITUALITY

Vancouver Observer – Discussions about God:  Free will or fate and destiny?

Vancouver Observer – Spirituality:  Is there an afterlife?

SURREY

Huffington Post – A vision to create the Royal Canadian Principality of Surrey

Huffington Post – Can Surrey learn from a British system of local government

Georgia Straight – Stop the Surrey bashing already

Huffington Post – Five ways to enhance local government and democracy in Surrey

Huffington Post – My top ten dream wish list for Surrey

Huffington Post – Let’s shake up civic elections, starting with Surrey

Huffington Post – My ten favorite things about living in Downtown Surrey

Georgia Straight – Why Surrey needs to embrace its growing LGBTQ population?

TRANSPORTATION

Vancouver Sun – Toll all metro bridges or none of them

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