Sunday, November 16, 2008

Vancouver Civic Elections

Civic elections in Vancouver, BC

Well, that was an exciting yesterday. I know that I’m a bit of an election junkie, so I probably thought it was more exciting than most, but I know that I’m not alone.

In Vancouver, we have elected a very strong Vision/Cope/Green slate for all of the positions. The NPA did managed to get 4 positions (out of 27), so it wasn’t a complete shut out. Hopefully, they will get the message. Its time for serious change in Vancouver, and the leader of that change is going to be Gregor Robertson and the Vision/Cope/Green team. I’ve put the (unofficial) results of the Vancouver Election Here:

The top issue is homelessness. Robertson’s goal is to end street homelessness by 2015. The plan includes making Vancouver a more affordable place to live for everyone. Strengthening and supporting our community infrastructures to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society are not left unprotected.

If you want to look at the Vision Plan, have a look here:

In the meantime, what a great event! Despite the fact that people were suffering from voter fatigue (a federal election, two provincial by-elections, and of course the US election), we have managed to accomplish the best for Vancouver’s future.

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