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Check out the new DTES markets

Many of you may be aware of the street vending that used to happen along the 000-block of East Hastings Street between Columbia and Carrall streets. For a large number of people living in the Downtown Eastside this was a … Continue reading

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For good measure: Happiness!

I recently came across a job posting for a researcher for Happy City, an organisation I had not heard of before. Their website says it all: “The life-shaping power of urban design isn’t always obvious. But design has consequences for … Continue reading

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Is the transit glass half-empty or half-full?

Most of the transit activists I’ve worked with over the years are conflicted by the transit plebiscite. You can find lots of good reasons to vote in favour — more SeaBuses, more desperately needed HandyDART service, more late night bus … Continue reading

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Hats off to the New Yaletown decision

The BC Supreme Court decision against the re-zoning and land swap for a new condo tower beside Emery Barnes Park in New Yaletown has lots of people talking (again). There’s plenty to discuss about the lack of fairness, meaningful communication … 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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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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Please support Audrey Siegl’s AWALASKENIS II Journey of Truth & Unity Caravan to Ottawa!

Hello friends. Please consider sending a donation and positive thoughts to Audrey Siegl as she prepares for her important journey. She’s asked me to share her statement and contact info below, and I am asking you to do the same. … Continue reading

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Thanks to ATU Local 1724!

Big thanks to the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1724 for endorsing me in my bid for re-election as one of COPE’s co-chairs! These folks are hard working and deserve our support. The Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) will be … Continue reading

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Petition re: Trinity Western University Law School

Let’s get the BC Law Society to change its position. They recently decided to recognise Trinity Western University Law School in spite of its anti-gay position. Pass this on to any lawyers you know, as it is a petition directed … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Give a Nickel to Fracking

I would like to follow up to COPE’s Jan. 29th press release “Vision Vancouver city councillor owns oil stock despite party’s green stance,” and a subsequent article that appeared in 24Hours “Vancouver councillor divests after oil stocks questioned“. Ensuring accountability … Continue reading

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