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 be very well attended. The highlight of the meeting will be a debate between independent mayoral candidate, Kennedy Stewart, and chair of the urban design program at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Patrick Condon, who is rumoured to be seriously considering running for mayor with COPE.
Some names to watch: Former journalism instructor and Vancouver city councillor, Anne Roberts, is seeking a council nomination. If nominated she will be a very strong candidate. Barb Parrott is seeking nomination as a candidate for school board. She’s a former member of the BC Teachers’ Federation, where she earned a reputation as a very hard-working union activist. Diana Day is also seeking a school trustee nomination. If nominated she will have the support and endorsement of the Vancouver and District Labour Council.
With Vision Vancouver apparently on the way out, now may be the perfect time for a COPE comeback at the polls.
The nomination meeting will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 W.12th Ave. in Vancouver. You can find more details about the meeting and nominations here, on COPE’s website.