NPA's Kirk LaPointe's comments on TransLink out of touch with urgent transit needs

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."

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Vision stands proudly with LGBTTQ community to move Vancouver forward

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.”

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Vision Vancouver members nominate five new candidates to join Park Board, School Board teams

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.

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Vancouver stands for LGBTTQ rights and inclusion

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.

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Vision Vancouver builds on campaign momentum with new positive outreach

Vision Vancouver

June 1, 2014

Vision Vancouver builds on campaign momentum with new positive outreach

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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.

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Vision Vancouver builds on push for campaign finance reform

Building on nearly a decade of advocacy for campaign finance reform in British Columbia that has often been blocked by the NPA, Vision Vancouver will release a list of its campaign donors this weekend following a fundraiser tonight that is expected to be attended by over 1,000 Vancouver residents.

“I’m proud of the support Vision Vancouver enjoys with residents of all backgrounds who share our commitment to keep Vancouver moving forward,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “In contrast to the NPA, Vision has long advocated for the necessary provincial changes to make comprehensive campaign finance reform. Releasing the list of donors supporting our campaign is just one more way Vision Vancouver is running a positive and transparent campaign, while the NPA’s Kirk LaPointe has repeatedly refused to even release a fully-costed platform.”

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Former Park Board Chair Niki Sharma to run for City Council with Vision Vancouver team

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Vision Vancouver 

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.

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Mayor Robertson to host Telephone Town Hall, Policy Conference

 

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.

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The Globe and Mail: Robertson’s vision for Vancouver slowly takes shape

 

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.

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Andrea Reimer: Let’s act now to ensure the best future for the Downtown Eastside

As Vancouverites, we all care about the Downtown Eastside. No matter what neighbourhood you live in, we all know that we can never be a truly great city until we take care of our oldest and most vulnerable community.

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