Spin city – transit plebiscite

Scratching the surface of the plebiscite by Elizabeth Murphy • We must look beyond sound bites coming from the multi-million dollar, publically funded Yes campaign for the transportation plebiscite. The evidence shows that the plan for the Broadway Corridor is more about implementing Metrotown-scale development than it is about transporting people. With foreign capital taps … Read more

Voting matters

Stay tuned if you want democracy on November 15 by Elizabeth Murphy • The November 15, 2014 civic election is upon us, with advance polling in Vancouver starting on November 4. This election is more important than those in the past. The election cycle has now been extended from three to four years. This City of … Read more

Civic Election 2014

deciding our future by Elizabeth Murphy • This upcoming civic election will decide Vancouver’s future even beyond the next four years. After endless controversies over the last two election terms totalling six years, the results of the election will determine whether Vision Vancouver and Gregor Robertson will get a third term in office or if … Read more

Developer-funded elections conflict Vancouver City Hall

by Elizabeth Murphy • The City of Vancouver’s civic election campaigns are predominately financed by corporate developers. Vision Vancouver has become the party with more developer funding than any other. This has been reflected in the policies implemented in Vision’s two-term majority. Vision most recently has approved a record $1.12 billion in development permits for … Read more