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The “good” news for Vision Vancouver’s opponents in #vanelxn 2014

November 16, 2014 7:03 am /Soapbox /2 Comments
Originally posted on the CityPoli Facebook page. First of all, congratulations to Mayor Gregor Robertson and to his Vision councillors for their victory on Saturday. We’ve talked about the Vision “machine” and we saw once ...

Five Things We Can Expect From Vision’s Third Term

November 11, 2014 8:43 pm /Soapbox /Comments Off
Originally published in Vancouver Courier and Huffington Post. “All in favour? Opposed? Carried unanimously.” It’s October 2018, and so adjourns the final city council meeting of Vision Vancouver’s third consecutive term of government. The time also ...

A #bcpoli Paradox: Backing Vancouver’s Anti-everything Mayor and Pro-growth Premier

October 16, 2014 5:25 pm /Soapbox /Comments Off
Originally posted in The Province newspaper and at Huffington Post BC. At a recent Vancouver Board of Trade speech, Premier Christy Clark discussed her government’s plan to strengthen B.C.’s economy through support of our natural resources sectors, ...

#vanelxn 2014: Does Social Media Commentary Matter to Elections?

October 10, 2014 11:44 am /Zeitgeist /Comments Off
This post was originally featured in VancityBuzz. When it comes to political campaigns, experts will tell you that it’s all about getting out the vote—period, full stop. But do conversations happening online through social media ...

My Uncle Mike

September 28, 2014 8:56 pm /Zeitgeist /1 Comment
My dear uncle Mike passed this morning, kindhearted and sharp as ever at age 90. He was one of the younger boys in the Pip clan, which included 10 children – 5 boys, 5 girls ...

Five strategies for successful stakeholder relations

June 4, 2014 7:48 am /Zeitgeist /Comments Off
When starting a new chapter in one’s career it’s good to take note of those things that help you succeed in the course of your work. On Friday I left my position as Director of ...
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