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Mo Amir

Mo Amir

Mo Amir is the host and producer of the podcast, This is VANCOLOUR, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and on the web at thisisvancolour.com

Recent Work by Mo

Opinion: A candidate's name on the ballot is not community outreach

Opinion: A candidate's name on the ballot is not community outreach

Showing a name in non-Latin script on the ballot should be about a candidate's identity, 'not their desire to appeal to an ethnic community,' says columnist Mo Amir.
Opinion: Vancouver’s oldest political party is poised for a major collapse

Opinion: Vancouver’s oldest political party is poised for a major collapse

With surging offshoot parties, Vancouver's Non-Partisan Association (NPA) may be on the brink of irrelevance heading into the October election.
B.C. should overturn decision to award VPD $5.7 million

B.C. should overturn decision to award VPD $5.7 million

The recent decision by B.C.’s Director of Police Services that forces the City of Vancouver to add $5.7 million to its policing budget is an undemocratic overreach by the province which should be overturned.
Opinion: The City of Vancouver has no justifiable role in the fight against Quebec’s Bill 21

Opinion: The City of Vancouver has no justifiable role in the fight against Quebec’s Bill 21

Vancouver city council should not spend city funds to support the legal challenge of discriminatory laws in Quebec or for any other cause – no matter how worthy – outside its own jurisdiction.
Opinion: 'Mayoral bros' can breathe easy -  Jody Wilson-Raybould has no plans to run for Vancouver mayor

Opinion: 'Mayoral bros' can breathe easy - Jody Wilson-Raybould has no plans to run for Vancouver mayor

It's her most definitive answer yet on if she will run to be the City of Vancouver’s next mayor. But she still might wield influence over the 2022 civic election. 
Opinion: Of course, campaign donations for Kennedy Stewart cannot be claimed on your tax return

Opinion: Of course, campaign donations for Kennedy Stewart cannot be claimed on your tax return

Political donations for municipal candidates and parties in B.C. are not – and have never been – eligible for tax credits… because there isn’t a municipal tax that can simply be deducted.
Opinion: Maybe, like, just stop calling people 'tokens'

Opinion: Maybe, like, just stop calling people 'tokens'

Two identical gaffes from two different BC Liberal leadership candidates serve as a reminder that categorizing others as “tokens” is counterproductive to any real aspirations for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Opinion: Why is dancing still banned in B.C.?

Opinion: Why is dancing still banned in B.C.?

Despite proof-of-vaccination requirements and most indoor venues returning to full capacity, dancing in British Columbia is still banned in restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and indoor organized gatherings under COVID-19 restrictions.
Opinion: Aaron Gunn’s leadership bid tests the BC Liberals’ identity

Opinion: Aaron Gunn’s leadership bid tests the BC Liberals’ identity

His late, albeit unofficial, entry in the race raises questions about the Liberal party's acceptance of social conservatives and federal Conservative voters.
Opinion: Kevin Falcon’s BC Liberal leadership campaign is aimless after the party’s first debate

Opinion: Kevin Falcon’s BC Liberal leadership campaign is aimless after the party’s first debate

The former BC Liberal cabinet minister faced repeated attacks on his personal commitment to the BC Liberal Party during its leadership debate
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