Diego Cardona
Vision Vancouver's candidate for City Council

On Saturday October 14, Vancouver voters have a choice between the kind of Vancouver we want to build — a city that is progressive, inclusive, and welcoming — or a city where the NPA has more power on Council.

My name is Diego Cardona, and I’m asking for your vote because I’m a new voice who wants to move our city forward on the issues that matter — housing affordability, renters’ rights, and better transit.

I came to Canada as a refugee after losing my father to civil war in Colombia. My sister and I lost our mother to leukemia shortly after, and we were placed into the foster care system. It’s because of these experiences that I have dedicated my career to working with marginalized communities, and helping to give voice to those who don’t normally have a seat at the decision-making table.

Throughout this campaign, I have been inspired by the folks I talk to: from the renters in Kits starting their careers, to the mothers on Commerical Drive looking for affordable childcare, to seniors in the West End trying to make ends meet. Our city is changing, but I believe in our ability to rise to the challenges together.

This election is going to be close, and I would be honoured if you would vote for me and the Vision Vancouver Education team. I’m running a campaign that’s about the new Vancouver, and I hope to be your next representative on City Council. I invite you to read my platform, which covers the important issues we face; please visit

Please vote for me, Diego Cardona, on Saturday.

This is an excerpt from an article that first appeared on on October 11, 2017. You can read the entire article here, and read more about Diego Cardona here. The by-election takes place this Saturday, October 14 — click here to find your nearest polling station, or sign up to volunteer to help get Diego and your Vision Vancouver education team elected.  

Paul Nixey


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