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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Building the team to keep up Vancouver’s momentum

2014 will be a pivotal year for Vancouver, with residents facing an important choice between keeping up our city’s momentum with Vision Vancouver or sliding backward with the NPA.

This spring, Vision Vancouver members will be choosing the positive, progressive, and diverse team who will serve as our candidates for Mayor, City Council, School Board, and Park Board in November’s local election.

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Vancouver mayor wants UBC subway line considered of ‘national significance’

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Getting federal money for the $3-billion line unlikely without such a designation, Robertson says

By Peter O'Neil 

OTTAWA — The Harper government needs to be convinced that the proposed $3-billion Broadway subway line to the University of B.C. is a project of “national significance,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said Wednesday.

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The Globe and Mail: Why we should listen to the Vancouver mayor’s message about homelessness

By Andre Picard, October 29, 2013

Vancouver’s challenges with the homeless – the legions who suffer from addiction and untreated mental illness and roam its downtown streets – have been well-documented.

So, can other Canadian cities – along with provincial and federal governments – learn from their experiences, good and bad?

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