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Entries Tagged as '2008 Vancouver Civic Election'

Campaign finance disclosures: Louie and DeGenova

April 10th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I apologize that it’s taken me so long to put this up, but here, at last, are the campaign finance disclosures that mayoral candidates Raymond Louie and Allan DeGenova filed with Vision Vancouver. (My late-night struggles with blog technology are finally paying off.) They aren’t available at the city clerk’s office because the city clerk […]

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Mayors defend Olympic Village

November 11th, 2008 · 15 Comments

The media circus continues; Ex-mayors Philip Owen and Larry Campbell are going to hold a news conference at 4 p.m. to defend the current Olympic village loan. And this news release just came out from Mayor Sam Sullivan’s office. Open Letter from Mayor Sam Sullivan Southeast False Creek planning a decade in the making – […]

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What happens after Nov. 15 when the smoke clears

November 10th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Everyone is focused on this Saturday. But given the turn that this campaign has taken in the last few days, victory is not going to be simple if Vision wins on the basis of public uproar over the $100-million loan to the Olympic village builders. Nope, the city’s troubles — and Vision’s — will only […]

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Vancouver advance polls show signs of high turnout — the Obama effect?

November 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Everyone’s been predicting possible record low turnouts in the B.C. civic elections, with speculation that voters will be just too tired from the recent batches of voting to mark another X. But that doesn’t appear to be the case. I dropped by three of the four advance polls today where everyone was reporting higher turnout […]

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Breaking news: Robertson pays fine

November 5th, 2008 · 11 Comments

And now, bringing to a close one of the weirder episodes of this election campaign, this just in: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media release Wednesday, November 5, 2008 ROBERTSON HAS PAID SKYTRAIN FINE VANCOUVER – Vision Vancouver mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson said today that he has paid in full a $173 fine he received after mistakenly […]

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Possibly the funniest civic-election ad ever in Vancouver history

October 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The question on my mind after watching this video: When is David Cadman’s campaign to elect only people wearing garish and bizarre ties going to start?

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NDP wins put some gas in Vision campaign

October 30th, 2008 · 10 Comments

It’s an all-politics night here in the home nest as we watch CNN on television for the Obama-McCain news, while checking Elections BC’s website for byelection results, after having just come home from umpteenth civic election debate. The debate in brief: Peter Ladner is more of a street-fighter in every encounter with Gregor Robertson, throwing […]

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More than 1,000 out for Ladner-Robertson homeless debate

October 23rd, 2008 · 17 Comments

The long series of debates between Vancouver’s two mayoral candidates drew the biggest crowd ever tonight, i’m told more than 1,000 were at the event at St. Andrew’s Wesley, as people came out to hear the two talk about what they would do when it comes to solutions for homelessness, affordable housing and mental illness. […]

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Two mayor candidates’ visions of the Downtown Eastside

October 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

Another night, another debate. This one got hot a few times, though, thanks to giving mayoral candidates Gregor Robertson and Peter Ladner a chance to argue with each other. As well, there were several good questions from the audience and moderator Gary Mason of the Globe & Mail. The most noteworthy one of the night […]

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First attack ad appears in civic race

October 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

The Non-Partisan Association was first out with the billboards and a pleasant slogan that’s something like “For a greener, safer, more affordable city vote for Peter Ladner and his team.” (I can never quite catch all the words as I’m driving past.) At any rate, I know it’s nice and positive and doesn’t mention EcoDensity […]

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