All posts tagged NPA

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 the 2008 election. Some pundits quickly suggested that the tide had turned permanently, and that th…

Continue Reading...

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

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

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

Predictions for Vancouver politics in 2011: CityCaucus Podcast Pt 5

We pull out our special crystal ball and make some political predictions for 2011

In the final installment of our pilot CityCaucus Cast, Mike and I look

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

Quick hits

Last week I took a much needed break – partially as I mentioned because of a computer melt down, and partially because of a fatigue of pontificating. 

Political games trump gender equity spin by Robertson, Mackinnon

The dynamic duo is at it again, and this time, they are using gender politics as their latest form of attack.

This story went up

Quick hits

Governing through a “gender lens” slows process, says Vision councillor


Kerry Jang tells a crowd that citizen committees are creating silos – see video

So which is it? Does

Tim Louis prefers empty promises

Tim Louis has his facts wrong on the accomplishments made by the current City Council on social housing.

Yesterday, former COPE Councillor Tim Louis wrote an op-ed

The NPA’s contrary and offensive position on school closures

NPA School Board Trustee Ken Denike thinks that public consulation is a waste of money.

Due to the fact that the NPA continues to stand for nothing,

Kerry Jang describes Vision housing strategy in revealing video


Jang & Reimer discuss their housing strategy with DTES activists – see video

In the new world of social

Stuart MacKinnon and Ian Robertson prove their transparent politics

Mackinnon was on the horn last night, while Robertson didn't even bother to show up - much like this picture from the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

An inch

Stuart MacKinnon and Ian Robertson prove their transparent politics

Mackinnon was on the horn last night, while Robertson didn't even bother to show up - much like this picture from the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

An inch

Vision caucus stick together through thick and thinning


Leaving Vision's herd may result in banishment to a lonely political wilderness

Say what you will about Gregor Robertson and his Vision caucus, but you certainly can’t fault

Comments on the Justason poll

UPDATE: Barb Justason tears a strip off of Mike Klassen from City Caucus for his misleading headline about her poll’s findings.

I would like to offer

Poll shows that with mayoral candidate NPA tied with Vision


Vision's mishandling of the Olympic Village (as seen in Oct. '09) has hurt their re-election chances

In this morning's Globe and Mail, City Hall watcher Frances Bula

Quick hits

An NPA government must be more open than Vision


Who governs Vancouver next must be totally transparent

Now that Councillor Suzanne Anton is kicking the openness debate at Vancouver City Hall up a notch


Caucus peace one of the hallmarks of Vision’s success

These wo former competitors have since formed a strong working relationship within City Hall, giving Vision peace within the caucus.

The landscape of BC politics right now is

Bill McCreery sums it up best about the NPA’s future

Bill McCreery sits in the background, looking very unhappy at having to sit and be a greeter at the NPA table. His former party

Cross Christy Clark off the NPA wishlist

The next Premier of British Columbia?

Why?  Because Clark is going to make an announcement on her future in the next few days, and there are no indications

Quick hits

  • A great piece by my friend Ian Davey on the power of change being behind the Rob Ford incoming term.   Here is the key quote of

No need for temporary weekend taxi licenses; dozens of cabs sitting idle during peak periods

If Vancouver cabs were sitting idle on Friday and Saturday nights for this, I could understand. But this isn't the reason for them being off

City’s court petition details events that triggered receivership decision

Here, for those interested in the difficult road the Vision council has been forced to travel to unravel the Olympic Village problems left by Sam Sullivan’s NPA,

Suzanne Anton shuns the NPA brand

At one time, Suzanne Anton wasn't afraid to identify herself as an NPA Councillor. My how times have changed...

I know that the NPA is supposed to

NPA faces uphill battle with their future Mayoral candidate

With former electeds like Chiavario, Cowie and Rogers, vcaTEAM had a respectable group of candidates back in 2002. The party's Achilles heal was the lack

Powered by WordPress | Deadline Theme : An AWESEM design