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Vancouver election brings out 86 candidates and Nude Garden Party

October 10th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Here’s the full list of candidates, all, for those of you not in direct communication with city hall. As you’ll see, it looks like it will be a relatively clean election, since there is no “Pete Ladner” or “Gregory Robertson” in there to muddy the waters.

I’ll skip the boring parts (“two parties with exciting and diverse slates of candidates are set to do battle”) and go directly to the real news.

First off, the Nude Garden Party has returned to the scene.

As expected, Marc Emery is back to collect the mayoral votes of disgruntled marijuana fans who can remember where the polls are and what day to vote. Environmental firebrand Betty Krawcyzk is also running for mayor as promised, along with perennial election hopeful and persistent emailer Golok Buday.

I see that Jamie Lee Hamilton has decided to run as an independent for park board after having been turned down by the Non-Partisan Association for what she claimed was their discrimination against transgendered people and sex-trade workers. She’ll be joined by another candidate rejected by his party, Thomas Lockhart. Lockhart got the lowest number of votes in the crowded and competitive race among the Vision Vancouver candidates for park board, but he hasn’t yet claimed that party members discriminated against tattoo artists. They will also be joined by Lorne Mayencourt’s brother, Richard.

The race has also brought out some people with causes. Audrey Jane Laferriere, the Downtown Eastside resident who has been on a one-woman campaign to have the empty Storyeum turned into a homeless shelter, is running for council. Olympics critic Chris Shaw is running with the Work Less Party.

Finally, I see that the NPA were unable to find a final school-board candidate to fill out the roster of nine. Two more were announced at last week’s NPA dinner, former SFU continuing-ed director Margit Nance and former long-time teacher Eileen Le Gallais. There were rumours around they were trying to recruit Catherine Evans, but either that wasn’t true and it was and they were unsuccessful.

It was slightly tougher for candidates to go through the nomination hoops this time, as the city now has a requirement that 25 people have to sign your nomination papers instead of the previous two. It must have been causing some distress because at least four candidates asked me to sign theirs, which I unfortunately had to decline so as to preserve my reputation as Objective Snarky Person. However, I see the new requirement didn’t stop previous determined loners like Wendythirteen and Steve Wansleeben.

Ladies and gentlemen: Your candidates

City of Vancouver News Release
October 10, 2008

86 candidates file for City election

Nominations closed at 4 pm today for positions on the November 15, 2008 ballot for the general local election in Vancouver. A total of 86 candidates filed nomination papers by the deadline (compared with 96 candidates who ran in Vancouver’s 2005 municipal election).

On Election Day, Vancouver residents will be asked to elect one Mayor, 10 Councillors, seven Park Board Commissioners and nine School Trustees for a three-year term (December 2008 to December 2011), and to vote on 3 borrowing questions.

Below is the unofficial list of candidates from Vancouver’s Chief Election Officer. From now until 4 pm on October 14, 2008, candidates may withdraw their nomination, have their endorsement by the elector organization withdrawn, or have their nomination challenged.

15 Candidates for Mayor
(1 to be elected)

BRITTEN, Patrick C. (Nude Garden Party)
BUDAY, Gölök Z.
CAISSY, Menard D.
EMERY, Marc
HANSEN, Mike
HATOUM, Joe
JIMENEZ, Angel L.
KAPLAN, Leon
KRAWCZYK, Betty (Work Less Party)
KUAH, Jeff
LADNER, Peter (NPA)
MAXWELL N BUR, R. H.
RITCHIE, Bill
ROBERTSON, Gregor (Vision Vancouver)
YEE, Scott

32 Candidates for Councillor
(10 to be elected)

ANTON, Suzanne (NPA)
BALL, Elizabeth (NPA)
BICKERTON, Sean (NPA)
BOYCHUK, John T.
BOYER, Marc
CADMAN, David (COPE)
CAPRI, Kim (NPA)
CHOW, George (Vision Vancouver)
COPELAND, Leanore (NPA)
DEAL, Heather (Vision Vancouver)
DHALIWAL, Kashmir (Vision Vancouver)
GELLER, Michael (NPA)
GREGSON, Ian (Work Less Party)
HOUGHTON, Korina (NPA)
JANG, Kerry (Vision Vancouver)
JOHNSON, Lea
KADIOGLU, Matt
LAFERRIERE, Audrey Jane
LEE, David (NPA)
LOUIE, Raymond P. (Vision Vancouver)
MEGGS, Geoff (Vision Vancouver)
ORACLE, Bud
REIMER, Andrea (Vision Vancouver)
SHAW, Chris (Work Less Party)
SIDHU, Daljit S. (NPA)
STEVENSON, Tim (Vision Vancouver)
TRAMUTOLA, Geri (Work Less Party)
WANSLEEBEN, Steve
WENDYTHIRTEEN
WISDOM, Timothy (Work Less Party)
WONG, Kanman (NPA)
WOODSWORTH, Ellen (COPE)

20 Candidates for Park Commissioner
(7 to be elected)

ANDALIS, Juliet Victoria
BARNES, Constance (Vision Vancouver)
BLYTH, Sarah (Vision Vancouver)
DE GENOVA, Melissa (NPA)
DOUMENC, Ivan (Work Less Party)
HAMILTON, Jamie Lee
HASKELL, Peter Raymond
HUNDAL, Raj (Vision Vancouver)
JASPER, Aaron (Vision Vancouver)
LOCKHART, Thomas
MACKINNON, Stuart (Green Party of Vancouver)
MAYENCOURT, Richard
MCDIARMID, Laura (NPA)
RICHARDSON, Christopher (NPA)
ROBERTSON, Ian (NPA)
ROMANIUK, Anita (COPE)
SHUKLA, Naresh (NPA )
URTON, Sharon (NPA)
WOODCOCK, Loretta (COPE)
ZLOTNIK, Marty (NPA)

19 Candidates for School Trustee
(9 to be elected)

BACCHUS, Patti (Vision Vancouver)
BARGEMAN, Bill (COPE)
BLAKEY, Al (COPE)
BOUEY, Jane (COPE)
CLEMENT, Ken (Vision Vancouver)
DENIKE, Ken (NPA)
GIBSON, Carol (NPA)
GREGSON, Sharon E. (Vision Vancouver)
HANSEN, Clarence (NPA)
HASKELL, Peter Raymond
HOLDEN, Heather (NPA)
LE GALLAIS, Eileen (NPA)
LOMBARDI, Mike (Vision Vancouver)
NANCE, Margit (NPA)
SINGH, Alvin (COPE)
SINGH, Lakhbir (NPA)
STARK, Robert Allan
WONG, Allan (COPE)
WOO, Sophia (NPA)

List of Elector Organizations:

COPE (Coalition of Progressive Electors)
Green Party of Vancouver
NPA (Non-Partisan Association)
Nude Garden Party
Vision Vancouver
Work Less Party

This list, along with nomination documents, candidate profiles and contact information for the candidates, is on the City’s website at vancouver.ca/vote.

Due to a legislative change in 2008, the City is no longer required to black out personal information in nomination documents that are posted on the website.

Categories: 2008 Vancouver Civic Election

  • jf

    Patrick Brittan actually got 6595 votes for the Nude Garden Party in 2005 running for city council.

  • Wagamuffin

    I want to know his postion on coleus, rhododenrens, acers and daffodils. Also, does he actually garden in the nude? What happens, exactly, when he has to deal with blackberry brambles?

  • Also, right next door and in Vancouver’s biggest park are five candidates running for the position of Metro Vancouver Director Electoral Area A (UBC/UEL, Boywer, Passage, Barnston Islands).

    The candidates are:

    Maria Harris (UEL ratepayer)
    Charles Menzies (UNA resident)
    Matthew Naykor (UBC Student)
    Fred Pritchard (UNA resident)
    Ben West (Green Party)

    Three of the candidates have long term roots on the UBC/UEL area -Harris, Menzies and Pritchard. All of whom are long term residents and actively involved in the community in a variety of ways.

    One is a student who has been active in UBC student politics and currently lives on campus -Naylor.

    The Green party candidate, according to Park Board candidate Stuart Mackinnon’s nomination papers lives on 5th avenue and is thus the sole non-resident candidate.

  • Hi, I’m Joe Hatoum, running for mayor of vancouver 2008, and I obviously won’t win this time around, but that’s not what my campaign is about.

    I want to bring awareness to the sewage problem which has been growing for decades, to the point of extreme environmental detestation which at this rate we will not be able to recover from and the inheriting generations of our communities will not be able to enjoy seafood or beaches like I did when I was younger.

    I invite you to review the facts and see where you stand.
    http://sewage.604industries.com

  • haha quarter to 5 and your blog has me cracking up !! love it, you’re great

  • Keep being the Objective Snarky Person, Frances!

    I LOVE reading your writings on the political scene in Vancouver!

    Thanks!

  • df

    Didn’t Thomas Lockhart also run for a Vision nomination for parks board?

  • Wagamuffin

    Hey Joe, if you’re related to Ed Hatoum (past Vancouver Canuck) I will vote for you!

  • fbula

    Yes, Thomas ran for a Vision nomination, as I said in the post.