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Transit Tax Debate: Transparency Is Key For ‘Yes’ Side

February 20, 2015 9:22 pm /Cities, Soapbox /1 Comment
Originally published in Vancouver Courier and Huffington Post. Twenty-two years ago last fall, I began a young political campaigner’s dream job, working in the B.C. war room for the Yes forces in support of the ...

Vancouver Election 2014: Who Really Came Out Ahead?

December 1, 2014 3:03 pm /Soapbox /No Comments
Originally published in The Province newspaper and Huffington Post BC. If self-confidence is a quality you need to win elections, then NPA park commissioner John Coupar has it in spades. For years, the affable Coupar ...

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

November 16, 2014 7:03 am /Soapbox /No 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 again ...

Vancouver Election 2014: A few thoughts before Election Day polls open

November 15, 2014 6:58 am /Soapbox /No Comments
Originally published on Huffington Post BC. What to make of the battle for Vancouver City Hall? Millions of dollars have been spent for what seem like a set of jobs on council with lousy pay ...

Five Things We Can Expect From Vision’s Third Term

November 11, 2014 8:43 pm /Soapbox /No Comments
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 will mark ...

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

October 16, 2014 5:25 pm /Soapbox /No Comments
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, expanding international trade, ...
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