Vancouver’s former mayor, who was denied the chance to run again when his own party voted him out as a candidate, is back in the news again after a long silence. Sam Sullivan has been studiously unavailable for the last year, but he’s emerged this week to launch his newest project, covered here in the Vancouver Sun.
As you’ll note, it’s a classic Sam Sullivan operation — mysterious funder, interesting and somewhat abstract project that brings together all kinds of unlikely and high-profile team-mates, and good public-relations splash.
Sullivan also appeared on Bill Good’s NW show this morning. It’ll be interesting to see what ideas he percolates out of this. I understand from talking to Sam recently that he has other projects on the go as well, including a consultancy with Beijing Tourism in advance of the Olympics.