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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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Some unsuccessful Vision candidates philosophical; some really not

September 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments

With 21 candidates out of 37 who didn’t get elected yesterday for Vision Vancouver, there’s a lot of disappointment out there. But different candidates are handling that disappointment differently, as you can see from emails that went out from two of them today to their supporters. From: Facebook [mailto:notification+ooya6t96@facebookmail.com] Sent: September 21, 2008 3:50 PM […]

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Goodnight all

September 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’ll sign off here, even though there’s a crowd around kissing, hugging, commiserating and all the rest. One thing to note: If Kenneth Clement stays on, he will be, as far as I know, the first aboriginal school-board candidate. Clement became a candidate because local aboriginal leaders decided they should get involved in politics. He […]

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Passing the time with my correspondents

September 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Scott — It’s all your fault that you went to that wedding. If you were here, these ballots would be counted by now. Anyway, the latest fairly reliable story is that the votes were so close at park and school that they’re recounting. Monte — No, I set up my table here first. I don’t […]

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It’s a long time counting

September 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Visionistas just got the word here that the count is being held up because of the heavy turnout of almost 5,000. No word on a revised ETA.

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Turnout expected to break 4,000

September 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s still a steady stream, along with a few busloads from the Indo-Canadian community, which were welcomed with relief by some candidates and disgruntlement by others. There had been some anxiety among those slates being supported by the Indo-Canadian community about their light appearance throughout the morning and early afternoon. Apparently there were a lot […]

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“There could be some surprises”: Vision president

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

About 2,400 people had voted as of 20 minutes ago but no one can predict which way anything is going to go — even for high-profile current councillors. The crowd is just too hard to read at this point, with no one group dominating. It pretty much looks like the PNE (if the PNE served […]

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The tailgate party at Vision: Part 2

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Just over 1,300 people had voted by 1 p.m., so the numbers are continuing to be diluted by the rain. In spite of that, there’s a fairly jolly atmosphere down here in the parking lot and streets around Tupper secondary as people stream in to vote, volunteers hold mini-tailgate parties nearby and all kinds of […]

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Vision voters turn out in the rain

September 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here I am, back again. Sorry to all my faithful readers for the three-day absence, but I was in Washington D.C. More on that later. For the moment, here I am, straight from the airport, briefly sheltered from the rain outside Tupper secondary school in Vancouver while Vision voters come in at a steady trickle. […]

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Numbers exceed expectations at NPA

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

There’s five minutes left to vote here and the place has started to feel lively after all. Clearly, more people showed up than even the NPA expected, since the sandwiches and desserts ordered for lunch were scarfed up instantly, leaving some people with nothing but empty plates. It seems more like about 400-500 people have […]

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