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Election 2014: NPA fundraiser sells out but no candidates yet; Vision announces its plans for slate numbers

May 2nd, 2014 · 28 Comments

The Non-Partisan Association, in an appreciated act of transparency, passed on the list of people/companies who bought tables at its upcoming gala. My story on that here and the complete list of supporters for the NPA follows here.

Gold table buyers –
– Vancouver Taxi Association
– Concord
– Rocky Mountaineer
– O’Neil Hotels & Resorts
– Mansa Holdings Ltd.
– Rob MacDonald
Corporate table buyers –

– The Boardwalk
– Allan De Genova
– Anthony Santo
– Impark
– Rising Tide
– Hotel Five540Forty – Kamloops
– Seaspan/Southern Rail
– PC Galore
– Serracan
– Gary Pooni
– George Seslija
– ZLC Financial
– Baker & Baker
– Johnny Cheung
– Holburn Group
– Lorne Segal
– Mark Angus
– Mark James
– Michael Lowe
– Nicola Wealth Management
– Armstrong Group
– Manhasset Investments
– Madison Pacific Properties Inc.
– Sunstone Advisors
– Sam Hanson

And, in one new little bit of news, Vision decided on how many candidates it will run in the  election, now that it is no longer partnering with COPE. This is the message I got in their email newsletter. (Strangely, even though I have signed up for NPA newsletters as well, I don’t get nearly as many emails telling me all about the party’s great plans as I do from Vision. What’s with that?) For those not good with the math, that means they will run one more candidate than the number of council members they now have and one more school board candidate than their current complement. The number of candidates for park board will remain the same, but this level is generating the most interest because four of the current park-board commissioners for Vision are not running again, which leaves a lot of openings.

Frances —

Last night, the Vision Vancouver executive decided how many candidates we will run in November’s election.

I want you to be the first to know. In November, Vision will run:

8 candidates for City Council.
7 candidates for School Board.
5 candidates for Park Board.

This will ensure we’re putting forward an energetic and experienced slate of candidates at all three levels, in what will be a tough election campaign against the NPA this year.

We need to keep moving Vancouver forward and re-elect progressive majorities for City Council, Park Board and School Board. We can’t risk going backwards with the NPA – a party that opposes the Greenest City Action Plan, voted against new housing for the homeless, and won’t stand up against a massive expansion of oil tankers in our harbour.

The first step towards determining our candidates is this Sunday’s Leadership Review at our AGM, where you will have your say on the Vision incumbents who are seeking re-election. We’ll also be updating members on our preparations for the November election, and offer new ways to get involved.

Will I see you on Sunday?


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