Two medical emergencies have now sidelined political hopefuls leading up to Vancouver’s election on October 20th, 2018.
This morning COPE’s likely mayoral candidate, Patrick Condon, released a statement saying that he had suffered a stroke on Tuesday.
Much like Taleeb Noormohamed’s campaign for Vision Vancouver’s leadership was torpedoed by a “sudden cardiac event“, Condon stated that his doctors have advised him to rest and that “I must end my nomination campaign as a mayoral candidate for COPE”.
Council candidates Jean Swanson, Anne Roberts, and Derrick O’Keefe will remain in the race, and it’s unclear if COPE will put forward another mayoral candidate. A meeting will be held on August 19th where the membership will decide what path they’ll take.
No snark from this column today. Here’s wishing Patrick a speedy recovery.
This is Vancouver’s Stupidest Politics Column. Further reading:
– Nicholas Chernen Part 1: This Vancouver Greens candidate “forgot” he had a pending lawsuit
Nicholas Chernen Part 2: Here’s what the Greens candidate who “forgot” he had a lawsuit had to say about it
Nicholas Chernen Part 3: The litigious Greens candidate who “forgot” he had a pending lawsuit has “resigned”