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How did Tim Louis come so close to winning?

September 28th, 2008 · 11 Comments

That was the question in a lot of people’s minds when he came within six votes of being the second COPE candidate along with David Cadman. Louis’s camp had not seemed that strong two weeks ago, when there was a vote on whether to accept the deal with Vision to give that breakaway party over […]

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Tim Louis loses by a whisker

September 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It took three rounds of voting to finalize the results, but in the end, David Cadman and Ellen Woodsworth, who have championed the conciliation efforts with Vision Vancouver, will be COPE’s two council candidates. Woodsworth edged out Louis by only six votes. More in a moment.

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COPE goes to runoff with Cadman, Louis in lead

September 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The 322 voters here just heard the results of the first round. No one has got the required 162 votes needed to win. David Cadman has 161. Tim Louis has 157. Ellen Woodsworth has 126. Meena Wong, 118. Terry Martin, who had 82, has now been dropped and the second round is underway.

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COPE rules for voting today

September 28th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ll be down at the Coalition of Progressive Electors meeting this afternoon to get the results of voting for their part of the slate that’s been agreed to with Vision. The toughest race and the one everyone’s watching is, of course, for the two city-council spots. At the moment, there are five people competing for […]

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Electric cars to come to Vancouver streets soon

September 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

For those of you who missed Saturday’s Globe and Mail, here’s the link to the story I wrote about the city’s plan to allow the current small neighbourhood electric cars to be driven on city streets. Although I didn’t put it in the print story, this is an example of the kind of initiative that […]

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The first quiet debate between Robertson and Ladner

September 26th, 2008 · 14 Comments

The first official debate between Vancouver’s two mayoral candidates is due to take place next Wednesday, hosted by Langara at the Vancouver Public Library. But a select group got to see the candidates in action together for the first time this past week, when Lambda Alpha hosted an event at the Vancouver Club. Not a […]

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A better process needed, says council candidate Evans

September 24th, 2008 · 24 Comments

There’s a whole lot of scrapping still going on about Saturday’s vote, but something that people haven’t addressed yet was whether there was a fundamental problem with the process. Catherine Evans, who ran for a council-slate spot, said that if had any advice to give anyone in future campaigns, it would be not to get […]

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Vancouverites “short-sighted” about EcoDensity

September 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

While the party of ousted mayor Sam Sullivan wonders how much to bring up the term EcoDensity in the civic election campaign,  the title and concept does have its defenders out there. This article, by local architect Alan Boniface in Canadian Architect, highlights what the defenders like about it — and what their view is […]

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More post-mortem analysis of the Vision vote

September 23rd, 2008 · 12 Comments

This is the story I had in the Globe and Mail today about the meaning of the results. I wish someone who was in on the vote count could tell me how many people who voted for David Eby also voted for Kashmir Dhaliwal, so I’d know whether the thesis in this story is valid […]

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No surprises in recount

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

In case you haven’t seen it on the other blogs, the recount came in and there were no big shifts in the Kashmir Dhaliwal/David Eby and Ken Clement/Stepan Vdovine recounts. This note from Stepan Vdovine went out today. STEPAN VDOVINE STATEMENT SEPTEMBER 23 For Immediate Release Friends, supporters: After a recount, lasting 8 hours and […]

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