Category Archives: NPA

The power of Green

Will it finally happen? An NDP minority with the Green Party holding the balance of power in BC? Last week the writ was dropped and the provincial election is, finally, formally underway. What makes this election possibly unique in our history … Continue reading

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A tale of two school boards: One fiery, one fired

One of my fondest political memories is the night when results came in for the by-election of a brand new Vancouver School Board in 1986. Two years earlier, in 1984, COPE (Coalition of Progressive Electors) had won a bare majority … Continue reading

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Six Years Too Late

Today Mayor Gregor Robertson issued a vague apology during the CBC debate. We now know what we had been suspecting for a number of days now — Mayor Robertson sees the writing on the wall and is desperate to avoid … Continue reading

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A Vancouver You Can Afford

The campaign donation lists are in. But the news is not always news. For their 2014 campaign, Vision Vancouver has raised $2.25 million dollars, and it’s no surprise that the development industry is Vision’s biggest donor by far. (The $2.2m does not include the … Continue reading

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Not So HandyDART

A vote for COPE is a vote for more buses and lower fares for everyone. To make transit more accessible, COPE will implement an identifying card or sticker for riders with disabilities to display when using transit. COPE will also … Continue reading

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Kirk LaPointe’s Flip-Flop

Today, I would like to address the issue of transit along the Broadway corridor. As we all know, Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver colleagues are promoting a subway down Broadway out to UBC. That’s pretty much all we … Continue reading

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Vision’s Vision is Getting Blurry

In politics, as in our personal lives, sometimes we need to revise our expectations. Other times, we have to admit we are wrong; we are required to concede that we simply did not do enough. In the case of Vision … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2012: COPE has made great progress since election loss

As 2012 draws to a close, I find myself taking stock of this last year and getting excited about the remarkable rebuilding, energy and action within COPE. This is especially remarkable coming in the aftermath of one of COPE’s worst … Continue reading

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