Following the City of Vancouver’s appeal of the National Energy Board’s refusal to examine the climate change impacts of the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal, Vision Councillor Andrea Reimer is challenging the NPA’s failure to stand up for Vancouver.
“The NPA’s failure to oppose a seven-fold expansion of oil tanker traffic in Vancouver’s local waters is out of touch and puts Vancouver’s economy and environment at risk,” said Councillor Reimer. “Mr. Lapointe’s refusal to take a stand highlights the risks of letting the NPA take Vancouver backward in this election, and their view that we need to focus more on the ‘benefits’ of oil tankers shows that they just don’t understand today’s Vancouver.”Read more
Recent comments by NPA Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe contradicting himself on the Arbutus Corridor demonstrate a lack of experience on city issues, and highlight the risk voters face with an NPA that would take the city backwards.
"Mr LaPointe's comments about the Arbutus Corridor are out-of-touch and highlight the risk an NPA government would pose to Vancouver's progress," said Vision Vancouver Councillor Heather Deal. "His flip flop within weeks of running for Mayor shows a lack of experience in dealing with complicated city issues, and should concern Vancouver voters."
Since announcing himself as the NPA Mayoral candidate, Mr. LaPointe has both criticized the City for seeking to buy the CP lands, and that the offer the City made was too little money.Read more
NPA Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe's recent comments on TransLink demonstrate a lack of knowledge on transit issues, reflecting how the NPA is out of touch with the pressing needs of transit riders and commuters, says Vision Vancouver.
"Kirk LaPointe and the NPA's backward stance on transit is out of touch and should be a concern for the thousands of residents, students, and businesses who rely on our transit system in Vancouver," said Vision Councillor Geoff Meggs."It highlights the fact that the NPA have no plan to improve transit or cut congestion in Vancouver."Read more
Vancouver – With the Mayor set to kick off Pride Week in the City of Vancouver, Vision Vancouver is committing to keep moving Vancouver forward as a leader in support of LGBTTQ rights, equality, and inclusion.
“At all levels of Vancouver local government, Vision Vancouver has been steadfastly committed to moving Vancouver forward as an inclusive, equal, and even more fabulous city,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Progressive LGBTTQ inclusion policies at the Park Board and School Board, civic status and increased funding for the Pride Parade, and the Host City Pride Mission in Sochi are just a few strong examples of Vancouver’s leadership to build a city that is louder, prouder, safer, and stronger.”
Vancouver - More than 1650 Vision Vancouver members cast their ballots in the 2014 Vision nomination meeting today, selecting Trish Kelly, Naveen Girn, Sammie Jo Rumbaua and Coree Tull to join the Vision Park Board team in November's election, and Joy Alexander to join the Vision School Board team.Read more
Vancouver – Vision Vancouver is calling upon the NPA to condemn disturbing comments made today by two of its School Trustees, after Trustee Ken Denike (the NPA’s longest-serving elected official) and Sophia Woo convened a press conference to suggest that support for the rights of LGBTTQ students could somehow harm property values.Read more
June 1, 2014
Vision Vancouver builds on campaign momentum with new positive outreach
Vancouver – In the latest step preparing for this fall’s municipal elections, Mayor Gregor Robertson and theVision Vancouver team are reflecting the diversity of the city with the launch of a significant new ad campaign on local Chinese-language radio and television outlets.Read more
May 21, 2014
Vancouver - Vision Vancouver officially welcomed former Park Board Chair Niki Sharma to its team of City Council candidates today, joining Mayor Gregor Robertson and seven incumbent Councillors seeking re-election in November.Read more
Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is hosting a telephone hall with supporters this evening, followed by a policy conference on Sunday, as the Mayor and Vision candidates further increase their efforts to reach out to thousands of residents in the coming months.Read more
By Gary Mason
VANCOUVER -- Six seasons in as Vancouver mayor, you’d think Gregor Robertson might be showing the effects of the job. But beyond a few more grey hairs than when he started, the city’s chief magistrate appears as ridiculously youthful-looking as ever, any political scrapes and bruises he’s incurred not manifest in any telling way.Read more