All posts tagged Editorial

Louie vs Jang: who will run for NDP in Vancouver-Fraserview?

Jang V Louie in a winner-take-all match for Vancouver-Fraserview MLA – click for larger Thanks to the iron fist of Chief of Staff Mike Magee, Vision Vancouver have not lacked internal caucus discipline. Even COPE councillors Woodsworth and Cadman do n…

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NPA 2011: A roadmap for Vancouver’s centre-right party


The NPA must campaign when the people are engaged, as Truman once did

Just as it was in November 2002, Vancouver's NPA was reduced to rump status during

BC leadership races add tension to civic political scene


Politics in BC is making for strange bedfellows right about now

In what is the wacky world of BC coalition politics, even the slightest shift in the tectonic plates

Sam Sullivan would never have gotten away with that


Frmr NPA Mayor Sam Sullivan was regularly raked over the coals by Vision/COPE

Regardless of what you think of the ten civic politicians that make up the

Gregor’s excuse for last June’s oil meeting not very slick


Yuck! No, it's not Survivor English Bay. It's the molasses people! Photo: PNG

The following is a re-publishing of my 24 Hours column from this week, with

“Dear Lord, please let it be Adrian Dix”


A BC Liberal prays that the NDP choose Adrian Dix as leader

Just prior to the BC NDP deadline for leadership candidates, Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix took

Opposition to Vancouver mega-casino pure political theatre


Could a new mega-casino be heading to downtown Vancouver soon? You bet!

There are times having to watch Vancouver City Council can be very painful. Today was

Olympic Village, False Creek North and the DTES: How best to achieve socially diverse communities?


The north shore of False Creek will have less social mix thanks to Vision Vancouver

This week, Vancouver City Council will consider another major proposal for the North

Vancouver city council set for crazy busy week


City Hall wants these orange things to become your New Age fries

As the clock ticks ever closer to the November civic elections in BC, it's likely a number

Leadership BC: Where’s the vision for our cities?


Illustration of the Spain pavilion at the Shanghai Expo – high marks for imagination

The following column ran in 24 Hours newspaper last Thursday...

Our cities are the

Community voice to be heard regarding Pandora Street tragedy


The public finally gets a chance to voice their opionion re Pandora St tragedy

Just before Christmas, three men needlessly died in a tragic fire at a flophouse located

Community voice to be heard regarding Pandora Street tragedy


The public finally gets a chance to voice their opionion re Pandora St tragedy

Just before Christmas, three men needlessly died in a tragic fire at a flophouse located

Vision’s homeless shelter for chickens gets plucked – for now


Sun cover March '09: Vision's chickens are back in the news with scuttled shelter plan

It's official, Vision's plans to build a $20,000 homeless shelter for

Culture clash or unwarranted fears? Community leaders say residents wrong


GlobalTV reports on unhappy residents at UBC

UPDATE: Well, our commenters have told me I'm all wet on this item. The residents of the building are over-reacting

Vancouver plays “Big Mother” with food cart fare


Foodie blogger Mark Busse downing a Japadog – but is it healthy?

In yet another front page story by Vancouver Sun's Jeff Lee

Where’s the Mayor in the Pandora flophouse fire deaths matter?


Leadership means being there in the hard times too – click for larger

On February 24, 2008, standing before a crowd

Sorry, George. I support the carbon tax and cannot support your leadership.


George Abbott wants to put the carbon tax to a referendum – photo: Vancouver Sun

This week I returned from a lovely vacation with family members to a sunny

Traffic diversion failures threaten schools


Over 2 dozen Eastside neighbours gathered on a summer afternoon to sound off at Gregor (video)

Last June I

24 Hours: Get ready for Silly Season in 2011


Get used to seeing these voting place signs in 2011

This is my column from Thursday's 24 Hours newspaper...

Are you ready for silly season, folks?

Pandora Street tragedy deserves independent review


Countless numbers of inspection reports didn't seem to have an impact - why?

Just before Christmas, a tragic fire on Pandora Street in Vancouver took the

Could AirCare fees be put to better use?


How many of these could $20M in new funding operate every year?

Last week I made my obligatory trip to the AirCare centre to donate $45 for the privilege

More interesting video coming out of Vancouver Silly Hall


A costly Olympic etiquette handbook got Vision Vancouver in hot water again

For years Vancouver City Hall may have been a dull

Videos local civic politicos won’t want to reminisce


This is the kind of attention Cllr Reimer wasn't looking for as a civic politician

It's been a little over

Goodbye 2010! Hello civic election year


Happy New Year to all of our readers!

It's New Year's Eve and the staff at CityCaucus Towers are all grumbling today about the fact we've asked

BC Liberal leadership candidates: What’s your position on urban issues?

CityCaucus.com poses some questions to BC Liberal leadership candidates

Both the BC Liberal and NDP parties are about to get new a leader in a few

Gen X changes the face of media & political leadership in 2010


Some of the faces garnering attention lately in B.C.

Setting aside the question of politics for the moment, I'd like to comment on

Pastor joins call for independent inquiry of Pandora Street deaths


The burned out home on Pandora Street where three people died – CBC photo

Yesterday Councillor Suzanne Anton called for an independent inquiry to get to

2010′s Top Five political newsmakers for Metro Vancouver


A certain "ghost town" loomed large on the political landscape in 2010

Here’s my holiday shopping list of the Top Five stories that defined politics in Metro

A Christmas wish to Vision Vancouver from Bruce Allen


Bruce Allen says 'Merry Christmas and a Happy Planet' to Vision

There's no denying

Did corporate interests create conflict for city councillors?


Vancouver's CRTC debate still making headlines

It was a bit bizarre last week at Vancouver city council. When the elected officials weren't debating news articles from

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