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Jacobs and Florida and Gehl oh my! Who really influences our local politicians?

Still undecided about who to vote for? Second guessing yourself? Who really influences and inspires those candidates who are running for a seat in Vancouver's City Hall?
The cenotaph at Victory Square Park

On November 11, think of voting on November 15

"Yes, the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision,...

Vanishing Vanhattan: Which candidates have the right ideas when it comes to our local economy and small businesses?

Retail gentrification is causing tension and concern in Vancouver's communities as development continues to displace local serving, locally owned, independent businesses. What can the City do?

COPE’s Meena Wong proposes plan to protect renters from ‘renovictions’

“Under the current system, a rent hike is like a prize a landlord gets for evicting a tenant,” Wong said.
Photo of mayoral candidate Meena Wong at her Main street campaign office by COPE

COPE’s Meena Wong proposes $30 monthly public transit program

Mayoral candidate Meena Wong proposed a universal transit program to each Vancouverite for “a dollar a day."

COPE's Indigenous women candidates aim to bring First Nations' voices to municipal government

Three Indigenous female candidates are running in this year's municipal election. If one or more get elected, it will be historic for Vancouver.

Mayor Gregor Robertson reveals new housing affordability plan

Mayor Gregor Robertson revealed Vision's new housing affordability plan on Tuesday morning. The platform includes building 4,000 new rental housing spaces, increasing more 2-3 bedroom units, and...

Youth tired of being "tokenized" in Vancouver municipal elections: COPE board member

I am tired of watching Vision and the NPA claim they want to hear youth voices when, ultimately, they only listen to developers.
COPE Meena Wong running for Mayor of Vancouver - Mychaylo Prystupa

COPE’s Meena Wong aims to steal progressive votes in Mayoral race

"I believe I can attract a lot of people who have not been engaged politically.”

Mayor Gregor Robertson on the passing of Jim Green

Jim Green, defender of the poor, activist, politician, football-lover, died Tuesday morning. He was 68 years old, and was battling lung cancer. "It is with great sadness...