Paul Dosanjh


Paul Dosanjh



Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)



Do you know how much your local government invests in the arts? Would you commit to advocating for an increase in that cultural investment for arts, culture, and heritage in your community, within the capacity of your elected body?

I'm not sure of the exact dollar that squamish invests in the arts. I would certainly look for ways of advocating way to increase funding for arts and culture .


If elected, will you take an active role on behalf of your local government in championing the growth of arts, culture and heritage in your community? Why?

investing in the creative economy is an investment in jobs, and returns multiplies of economic activity


Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree. Will you commit to making the arts a critical component of every child’s education? If so, how?

work with school board and teachers to find ways to introduce more programs in school.

Cultural Growth

How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?

Recognize and plan for cultural infrastructure as a integral component of infrastructure int eh community .

Cultural Spaces

Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?

Through promoting Squamish as a place to visit for artists and help to find funds for art spaces. look to other communities that have programs that have worked

Cultural Tourism

How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?

Promote and encourage visitors to Squamish

How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?

Live and work spaces need to be dedicated to artists and cultural workers

Key Issues

What do you feel is the single most important issue relating to arts, culture, and heritage in your community, and what action will you take to address it?

I'd like to explore an endowment (like selling the naming rights) or other forms of sustainable cultural and heritage funds


How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

I have a lot of friends in the Squamish Nation and always enjoy going to different events that they host.