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Transit, public safety issues polarize election in Surrey

Transit, public safety issues polarize election in Surrey

Two key questions have come to shape what could be a defining moment in Surrey’s history: whether the city’s next mayor and council will support TransLink’s 10-year investment plan, and whether it’s time for the city to have its own police force.
City of Richmond investigates alleged vote-buying on Chinese app

City of Richmond investigates alleged vote-buying on Chinese app

The City of Richmond is investigating accusations that two posts on Chinese social media Wechat about this year's municipal elections are crossing the line into vote buying.
Outgoing Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reflects on 10 years in office

Outgoing Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reflects on 10 years in office

After 10 years leading British Columbia's largest city, Gregor Robertson is preparing to step away from the helm.
Why does diversity among elected officials matter? An expert explains.

Why does diversity among elected officials matter? An expert explains.

So why does diversity matter? For Sanjay Jeram, a senior lecturer in political science at Simon Fraser University, the arguments in favour of more diversity among elected officials can be divided into two distinct pieces: policy and philosophy.
Vancouverites’ views varied on Vision’s municipal vision

Vancouverites’ views varied on Vision’s municipal vision

There are plenty of reasons to be happy or upset with the actions of a municipal government. With this in mind, Research Co. recently asked Vancouverites about the performance of the current city hall on 10 different issues.
Across B.C., the call for political change has kept incumbent mayors off the 2018 ballot

Across B.C., the call for political change has kept incumbent mayors off the 2018 ballot

In Metro Vancouver alone, more than half of mayors will not see their name on the ballot this year – including those in the two most populous municipalities: Vancouver and Surrey.
Burnaby mayor accuses fire department of being too 'white'

Burnaby mayor accuses fire department of being too 'white'

The racial makeup of the Burnaby fire department sparked a tense exchange between bitter rivals Mayor Derek Corrigan and mayoral candidate Mike Hurley Saturday during the only real debate that will be held during the local election campaign.
Five quick interviews with front-running 2018 Vancouver mayoral candidates (WITH VIDEOS)

Five quick interviews with front-running 2018 Vancouver mayoral candidates (WITH VIDEOS)

Four out of five of the mayoral candidates who participated.
Here’s who’s running for mayor in Vancouver this election

Here’s who’s running for mayor in Vancouver this election

Aubichon, Maynard – Independent/Weed Party A former manager of a moving company, Aubichon says his top three priorities are to open more supervised injection sites, build more co-op housing and to legalize marijuana shops.
Gen X-ers could be the deciding factor for proportional representation in B.C.

Gen X-ers could be the deciding factor for proportional representation in B.C.

Across B.C., 47 per cent of residents say they are dissatisfied with the first-past-the-post system currently used to elect members of the legislative assembly. But there's a generational divide in who wants change.