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Rachel Notley & Christy Clark Sure to Become Strong Allies

May 21, 2015 9:26 pm /Soapbox /No Comments
Originally published on Huffington Post BC. The historic victory of Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP provoked a giddy reaction among New Democrats across Canada. Many even adorned themselves with orange ties, socks and other articles of ...

Too Late For The Yes Campaign To Hit ‘Reset’ Button?

March 25, 2015 7:32 am /Soapbox /No Comments
Originally published March 12th on Huffington Post BC—got a strong response from readers! A few weeks back I wrote about my experience of working on the ill-fated 1992 Charlottetown Accord “Yes” referendum campaign, and provided some so far unheeded ...

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 ...
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