Category Archives: events

COPE is definitely back!

If you support COPE and the kind of progressive policies it stands for, I’ve got good news for you. Last Sunday, I attended the COPE nomination meeting — the first COPE meeting I’ve attended in almost a year since I … Continue reading

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COPE’s nomination meeting — a party comeback highlight

This coming Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. the Coalition of Progressive Electors will hold its nomination meeting. COPE has done a very impressive job of rebuilding over the past few months, and this nomination meeting looks like it will … Continue reading

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Harry’s message: more important than ever

May 8 would have been Harry Rankin’s 98th birthday. I was reminded of this special date when I attended the premiere of The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical at the Playhouse Theatre May 3 as part of the DOXA … Continue reading

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Thanks for the memories!

Last Thursday, February 15, COPE held a tribute for me as I step away from the front line of civic politics and COPE’s executive after more than 30 years. It was a night I will never forget. I want to … Continue reading

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Justice can prevail against all odds

In 2004 my partner Penny and I travelled to El Salvador as guests of the FMLN (Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, one of two of the country’s major political parties). We toured this tiny Central American country for two weeks … Continue reading

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A positive new direction for HandyDART

As co-chair of the HandyDART Riders’ Alliance, since last October I’ve been sitting on a task force set up by TransLink. Our mandate is to advise TransLink on HandyDART issues. The creation of this task force and the appointment of … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Solidarity

November 15th will be a full day of sunny skies and suspense. As we head out to vote, it is a good time to enjoy the crunch of autumn leaves, smile at neighbours, and reflect on what kind of Vancouver … Continue reading

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Heading to 12th and Cambie Together!

Hello friends, I’m so excited to be part of the best COPE team I’ve ever been part of! Sunday, September 7th, COPE nominated the strongest, most diverse group of candidates in its history. Thank you so much for helping put … Continue reading

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Longtime City activist Tim Louis ready for November 2014 election – calls for expropriation of Arbutus Corridor

These are the highlights of my speech this morning. Friends and the media joined me at the Arbutus Corridor as I announced my bid for a COPE nomination to run for City Council in Vancouver’s November municipal election. I will … Continue reading

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New Years 2014 — the numbers are in!

On January 1st, my partner Penny and I had our annual New Years Day drop-in event at our home. This year, we turned it into a fundraiser for COPE. Entry was by donation, and once inside attendees enjoyed an enormous … Continue reading

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