Vancouver Area Municipal Elections Oct 20, 2018

125 posts / 0 new
Last post
Pogo Pogo's picture

I think one of the more memorable slate breakers was Jean Claude Parrot winning an executive spot on the Canadian Labour Congress.  Of course union members do have a soft spot for leaders willing to go to jail for them.

NorthReport

Vancouver’s 2018 municipal soap opera election trudges along

https://www.straight.com/news/1101916/vancouver-mayoral-aspirant-hector-...

NorthReport

Vancouver’s 2018 municipal soap opera election trudges along

https://www.straight.com/news/1101916/vancouver-mayoral-aspirant-hector-...

NorthReport

A referendum is a cop out sorry for the pun but politicians are there to make decisions.  It is already way too late for the Surrey First political clowns like Diane watts and Linda Hepner and the RCMP who have failed miserably in dealing with Surrey violence Anyways anyone affiliated with Surrey First should be shown the door in the upcoming Surrey municipal election this October

https://www.straight.com/news/1100706/coun-tom-gill-wants-referendum-whether-surrey-should-dump-rcmp-and-create-municipal

NorthReport

A referendum is a cop out sorry for the pun but politicians are there to make decisions.  It is already way too late for the Surrey First political clowns like Diane watts and Linda Hepner and the RCMP who have failed miserably in dealing with Surrey violence Anyways anyone affiliated with Surrey First should be shown the door in the upcoming Surrey municipal election this October

https://www.straight.com/news/1100706/coun-tom-gill-wants-referendum-whether-surrey-should-dump-rcmp-and-create-municipal

NorthReport

Vancouver & District Labour Council endorses Kennedy Stewart for mayor of Cancouver They previously backed Larry Campbell for mayor

NorthReport
NorthReport

dp

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Quote:

It refers to the practice of voting for fewer candidates than the number of positions up for grabs.

It's a way of concentrating votes around the one or two people you really want to win.

OK.  What's the problem with that.  Am I not allowed to only want one or two people to win?

In the interest of disclosure, I'm not a Vancouver voter, so don't mind me.

But when did it become more democratic to tie multiple electoral choices together (e.g. an omnibus bill that would both guarantee sufficient government funding to house everyone, and also legalize child porn)?

Apologies for the extreme example, but geez, what if we could choose each separately, eh?

NorthReport
Pogo Pogo's picture

I thought I spelled out the for and against (building a cohesive representative team vs picking the best individuals and letting the chips fall where they may).  Remember this is not a general election, just the nomination meeting within a political party.

NorthReport

This is serious shit. Too bad the left will screw things up again!

Can Union-Brokered Deal Prevent Vote-Splitting in Vancouver Election?

Progressive parties agree to limit number of candidates, but critic fears unions’ role risks conflict of interest.

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2018/07/31/Union-Brokered-Deal-Prevent-Vote-...

NorthReport

Let’s find Wai Young some  support to ensure the right-wing vote is split.

https://www.straight.com/news/1111056/wai-young-promises-free-parking-after-8-pm-if-elected-vancouver-mayor

JKR

NorthReport wrote:

Let’s find Wai Young some  support to ensure the right-wing vote is split.

https://www.straight.com/news/1111056/wai-young-promises-free-parking-after-8-pm-if-elected-vancouver-mayor

Maybe someone should change their name to Wai Yuong and run in the election, sort of like how "James Green" ran alongside Jim Green in 2005 election where the NPA's Sam Sullivan won via vote splitting. How many people thought they were voting for the famous Jim Green instead of the relatively unknown James Green?

NorthReport
NorthReport
NorthReport

Bremner supporter’s penthouse can be yours for $20.5M

https://thebreaker.news/news/bremner-penthouse/

NorthReport
NorthReport

Talk about mislabeling with the clear intent to deceive gullible voters: NPA stands for 'Non Partisan Association' but is anything but!

The Right-Wing Parties Battling Each Other in Vancouver’s Election

‘I think they’re finished,’ new centre-right challenger says of the NPA.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/09/12/Right-Wing-Battle-Vancouver/

NorthReport
NorthReport

Hopefully many municipalities of BC will elect progressive mayors and councils this October

Car commuters fight back while more walkers and cyclists die

http://rabble.ca/news/2018/06/car-commuters-fight-back-while-more-walker...

NorthReport

Derrick O'Keefe: Landlord B.C. is wrong—Vancouver tenants can't afford these rent hikes

https://www.straight.com/news/1139081/derrick-okeefe-landlord-bc-wrong-v...

NorthReport

Sophia Woo, Ken Denike ask court to erase Brandon Yan’s Chinese name from Vancouver ballot

https://www.straight.com/news/1139006/sophia-woo-ken-denike-ask-court-er...

NorthReport

One of the 21 candidates, former NDP MP for Burnaby South, and Independent Kennedy Stewart leads with 36% of the decided voters, and today Stewart will receive a boost to his Vancouver mayoralty campaign.

OneCity will endorse Kennedy Stewart for mayor of Vancouver

https://www.straight.com/news/1138416/onecity-will-endorse-kennedy-stewa...

Pages