Governance & Politics
October 10, 2018

Spending Those CAC Dollars — 2018 Vancouver Civic Election

Hot on the heels of Price Tags’ post on the basics of what CAC actually is, here’s a Vancouver civic election party promising to enable, collect and spend CAC-like proceeds in a voter-friendly way.

Yes Vancouver“Public policy changes to build the new housing we need will also create new wealth… We are going to capture part of that value for the direct benefit of the public so no one is left behind.”

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The 2018 civic election campaign in Vancouver is steadily ramping up.  At last night’s Mayoral candidate debate, we saw a fascinating exchange between a reporter, a candidate and the audience.

The subject was Mr. Bremner’s continued insistence that neither he nor his campaign has had anything to do with the billboards appearing around town in recent weeks.  The exchange is shown below in video, with thanks to Justin Fung.

It is worth noting that in my opinion, the audience response was much louder than appears on this video clip (there was no audience mic). It was strikingly impolite for a bunch of Canadians.

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Vancouver’s field of candidates in the 2018 civic election has just widened, now that Yes Vancouver (not to be confused with YES! Vancouver) has nominated its candidates.

Bios and backgrounds HERE.

What is striking is the absence of those I have in the past called the “density bros”, and the appearance of unknowns with (almost completely) zero name recognition. 

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Current Vancouver City Councillor, and mayoral aspirant in the October civic election, Hector D. Bremner has announced the formation of the Yes Vancouver Party.

The paperwork’s done, but the web site and more will come next week. Meanwhile, the founding board members are profiled below.

Note the red-hot new hash tags you’ll need to follow:

  • #LetsFixHousing
  • #HectorForMayor
  • #HectorBremnerTeam

I may have to rush out and get some more computer whatzits to hold all of this stuff.

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