VOTE OCTOBER 15th 2022

Vote Carl


The key issue facing Coquitlam is growth. It drives the shape of housing, parks, amenities and facilities and it requires careful thought and action to respect the environment. I want to be at the forefront of managing growth to benefit the current people of Coquitlam and the new neighbours and friends we will welcome into our community.

I Plan To:

  • Ensure we have a mix of housing options consistent with our neighbourhoods and suitable for growth
  • Ensure below market and Rent-To-Own options are a part of future development plans
  • Factor transportation, geography and amenities into development to achieve the best fit for the neighbourhood
  • Respect the environment and natural surroundings of neighbourhoods in development
  • Concentrate density near transit and in proximity to major arterials
  • Follow the findings of the Coquitlam Housing Needs Report to create 18,000 new housing units by 2031, with 5,500 of those being 3+ bedroom dwellings


With growth comes the need to build new facilities, amenities and services and upgrade existing ones. Some critical needs we have are the need for more Family Doctors, child care spaces, and services for seniors.

My goals for the next 4 years include:

  • Working to access Provincial and Federal funding for priority items using my 30 years’ experience obtaining government funding for BC businesses
  • Continuing to work with developers to provide amenities such as child care spaces in new builds
  • Using the relationships with developers to create childcare spaces and health and medical office spaces in new builds to address the need for more health care professionals including Family Doctors. 
  • Working with medical providers to attract Family Doctors and Health Care providers to Coquitlam. My goal is to bring 10 new Family Doctors to Coquitlam in the next 6 years
  • Working to bring seniors the information they need to access care options they are entitled to
  • Respecting taxpayers dollars when setting taxes and fees. I will work to maintain the balance between affordable access and quality services


Growth requires the ability to move more people through our community. We must take care to plan transportation for now and well into the future that respects the needs of all those who travel around our City.

I will work to:

  • Improve traffic patterns and safety features to keep commuting and working vehicles moving efficiently while ensuring our neighbourhoods are safe for walking, cycling and family traffic
  • Improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Ensure that high growth neighbourhoods have services within reasonable walking distance or are accessible via excellent public transit options
  • Increase the number of charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Push for expanded West Coast Express service


I am a passionate advocate for sport, fitness and recreation for all ages and abilities. I was on the executive of the Coquitlam Sharks including multiple terms as President, Vice President and Fundraising Chair. I have been on the City’s Sports and Recreation Advisory Committee for the past 9 years. I believe in accessible and affordable sports and recreation for all ages and abilities. I also believe our community is richer when we welcome and celebrate the many diverse cultures that make up Coquitlam.

For the next 4 years I will work to:

  • Ensure new facilities for sport and recreation are properly sized and equipped to meet the long term needs of our community
  • Begin the process of updating our Master Plan for Sports, Recreation, Parks and Culture. The current Plan is almost 10 years old and ends at 2029
  • Continue to attract and support Cultural Diversity in our City
  • Continue to attract cultural festivals and events through promotion of the Town Center area
  • Improve parking, lighting and safety at Town Center Field 
  • Modernize and expand Planet Ice


Businesses bring more than goods and services to Coquitlam. They provide character and flavour to our neighbourhoods. They support many of our residents. Small and Medium businesses are particularly vital to our City.

I will strive to:

  • Reduce delays caused by the need for multiple Council decisions to approve new businesses
  • Continue to ensure business tax rates are competitive with other Cities
  • Maintain the quality infrastructure and amenities that make Coquitlam a great place to do business
  • Take advantage of Coquitlam’s proximity to major arterial routes to attract new businesses 
  • Attract small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) to Coquitlam. SME’s account for over 80% of all employees in Canada


Climate change due the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission is a fundamental problem facing our entire planet. While City Governments lack many of the fiscal and legislative tools to affect change there are options available to us to help resolve this existential threat. We can also effectively deal with other environmental issues.

I believe we can:

  • Work to achieve the Greenhouse Gas reduction targets in our Environmental Sustainability Plan
  • Protect green spaces and the tree canopy 
  • Increase availability of charging stations and charging infrastructure 
  • Work to increase awareness of green waste and recycling programs to reduce waste heading for the landfill
  • Work with other levels of government to ensure our streams and waterways are kept clean and vibrant


I believe we must advance the goal of Reconciliation through careful focused work with local First Nations partners. We must continue to build the relationships between governments in the spirit of respect and support.

I will work to:

  • Align the City of Coquitlam with the goals of local Indigenous Peoples 
  • Continue the relationship we have with the Kwikwetlam First Nation to achieve its stated priorities regarding infrastructure, land use and commercial opportunities
  • Always remain guided by the principles of Respect, Recognition and Reconciliation




Committed to Coquitlam


Connected to our Community

I’ve had the honour of being a Coquitlam resident for the past 26 years.

My wife Monica and I have raised our two beautiful children in this wonderful city.

Not only have we lived here raising our family but I’ve also had the great pleasure of owning and operating a small business for the past 30 years, which I relocated to Coquitlam in 2006.

I served in the Canadian Military for 11 years in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves.


I have been active in the community in may ways including:

  • 7 Years on the executive of the Coquitlam Sharks Aquatic Club including terms as Presiden, VIce President, Past President and Fundraising Chair.  Iwas responsible for bringing the BC Summer Swimming Provincial Championships to Coqutilam in 2013 and 2016 which created $2 million ineconomic activity for our City each time it was held here
  • Regional Director BC Summers Swimming Associaton
  • Swim competition coordinator for the 55+ Games in Coquitlam

Volunteered with:

  • KidSport
  • Operation Red Nose
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Glen Street Fire Victims Assistance Group

My City of Coquitlam Service:

  • 9 Years on the Sports and Recreation Advisory Committee
  • 3 Years on the City of Coquitlam 125th Anniversary Committee


To make a contribution click on the donate button to email Carl Trepanier.  Please note the following rules in order to make a contribution:

  1. I am a resident of British Columbia.
  2. I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  3. This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or organization for the purpose of making this contribution.
  4. I certify that I am responsible for paying all charges and that my personal funds will be the true source of the contribution.


To show your support please request a lawn sign.

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Please note you must own the property or have permission of the owner to display the sign.



Advance Voting Opportunities


Centennial Pavilion, 620 Poirier St.  (Oct. 6, 8, and 11)

Innovation Centre, 1207 Pinetree Way  (Oct. 3, 5, 8, and 12)

Victoria Community Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr.  (Oct. 8)

General Voting Day


Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the following locations:

Special Voting Opportunities

Special Voting Opportunities will take place at adult residential care facilities. Only those people who are a resident of the particular care facility can vote at the Special Voting Opportunity. Care facility residents can either vote at their specific facility, or at an Advance Voting opportunity.

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the City of Coquitlam is on the shared, traditional and ancestral lands of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.