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Naheed Nenshi

Refugee crisis: Mayors lead where Harper fears to tread in helping war victims

Mayors offer leadership to help refugees while federal government suggests more military action.

View from the 2012 Cities Summit

Reflections on Vancouver's brain drain, Naheed Nenshi and the shifting power of cities to the east.

Key to smart transit is data sharing, experts say at Cities Summit

Sharing information is the city's best bet for improving public transit, according to panelists at Vancouver's 2012 Cities Summit.

Open source municipalities: twitter, transit and apps a focus of Cities Summit - live blog

Speakers at Cities Summit discuss open source technology and the capacity for social media to help citizens connect with government. Read VO Publisher Linda Solomon's live blog for more updates.

Sandy Garossino: independent solutions to partisan problems

Sandy Garossino: mother, lawyer, businesswoman, advocate and now, candidate for city council.