Category Archives: Vancouver election

Imagining a different Vancouver with Kennedy Stewart

I was reading Mike Howell’s interview with Mayor Kennedy Stewart in the January 7 Courier, and I was struck by the extent to which our new mayor appears to be genuinely interested in collaboration with all members of Vancouver city … Continue reading

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2018: A year of ups and downs for social justice

This is my last blog of 2018, so now is a good time to reflect on some of the highlights centering on social justice that were significant to me this year. To start, I was so heartened to witness the … Continue reading

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Unanimous vote on Vancouver tenants’ rights is a game changer

On Tuesday, December 4, COPE Councillor Jean Swanson tenants’ protection motion finally came before city council for a vote. In the week leading up to the vote, more than 300 tenants spoke eloquently to council about the need for protection … Continue reading

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