With summer almost upon us, Vancouver’s civic election campaign is now officially rife with a mesmerizing swirl of maneuvering.

Yesterday, the Vancouver & District Labour Council, one of the oldest labour organizations in the country (est. 1889), representing 60,000 union members, appeared on the verge of ratifying cooperation agreements with COPE, the Green Party of Vancouver, Jean Swanson for Council, OneCity, and Vision Vancouver.

The idea is to ensure that the number of progressive candidates (sort of) matches the number of seats available. The mayoral situation is still . . . ahem . . . to be determined.

Many thanks to Justin McElroy and Mike Howell of the Vancouver Courier.


  1. Seems like a lot for vision on the council. They are not popular now. Could be risky for the progressives.

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