Topic: city votes 2014

CITY VOTES 2014

Jillian Merrick wins council seat with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

In Prince George, Jillian Merrick won a council seat, despite her low-cost campaign.
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Making good on transit campaign promises

With new mayor Linda Hepner in power, can Surrey expect a new light rail line, and with Gregor Robertson back, will Vancouver finally see a subway to UBC?
On The Coast

Gregor Robertson on the next 4 years

He faced many vocal critics, a competent and focused opponent and plenty of tense moments throughout the civic election campaign period, but Gregor Robertson prevailed and will serve his third term as Vancouver mayor. He joined On The Coast's Stephen Quinon Monday to talk about the next four years.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to make public consultation a priority in his 3rd term

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson says the first order of business in his third term is to improve public consultation during the early stages of development projects.
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Mayor Gregor Robertson on the future of Vancouver INTERVIEW

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the first order of business in his third term is to improve public consultation on development projects

Peter Kent, B.C. councillor, promises to set himself on fire in YouTube video

The first thing on newly elected Squamish councillor and professional stuntman Peter Kent's agenda, is to fulfill a campaign promise — and set himself on fire.
City Votes 2014

Spending limits promised for B.C.'s next municipal elections

B.C. says new election spending limits will be in place in time for the next round of municipal elections in 2018.
CITY VOTES 2014

Linda Hepner, Surrey's new mayor, tackles transit

The newly-elected Mayor of Surrey talked to Rick Cluff about her campaign, and what happens next.
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Gregor Robertson re-elected RAW

Mayor of Vancouver celebrated with supporters after re-election
City Votes 2014

Vancouver Aquarium breeding ban to be lifted say NPA commissioners

Vancouver NPA park commissioners John Coupar and Sarah Kirby-Yung say they intend to uphold the party's election promise to reverse the Vancouver aquarium breeding ban.
City Votes 2014

Vancouver voters elect largest Green caucus in Canadian history

The Green party is celebrating what it is calling an historic win in Saturday's civic election in Vancouver.
City Votes 2014

Vancouver voter turnout highest in more than 10 years

Early on election day, it became clear from the long line-ups at polling stations that this was an election that had the full attention of Vancouver voters.
Analysis

What now for Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver?

Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver team keep their grip on Vancouver city council, but lose majorities on the park and school boards.
Analysis

How Linda Hepner turned Surrey's horse race into a runaway win

The race for the mayor’s chair in Surrey was supposed to be so evenly matched, there was no way to declare a clear favourite.
CITY VOTES 2014

Lisa Helps unseats mayor Dean Fortin by 89 votes in Victoria

Lisa Helps was elected the new mayor of Victoria on Saturday night, defeating two-term incumbent Dean Fortin by fewer than 100 votes.
CITY VOTES 2014

Jonathan Cote elected new mayor of New Westminster

Jonathan Cote was elected the new mayor of New Westminster, unseating four-term incumbent Wayne Wright, by a wide margin on Saturday night.
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Kirk LaPointe concession speech RAW

Vancouver mayoral candidate conceded to rival Gregor Robertson
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Linda Hepner elected Surrey mayor RAW

Surrey First candidate led the count decisively all night
City Votes 2014

Gregor Robertson re-elected mayor of Vancouver

Gregor Robertson has secured a third term as mayor of Vancouver, winning a decisive victory over his opponents and leading Vision Vancouver to dominate the city's elected council with six of 10 seats.
City Votes 2014

Linda Hepner wins Surrey mayoral race

Linda Hepner has been elected mayor of Surrey.
City Votes 2014

Latest Vancouver and Surrey mayoral election results

Get the latest mayoral election results as they come in right here
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IN FULL Vancouver mayoral debate

Meena Wong, Gregor Robertson and KIrk LaPointe square off
City Votes 2014

Social media election day ban upsets Vancouver's mayor

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson says he wasn't happy to learn "at the last minute" about an Elections BC ban on candidates and their staff using social media including Twitter on election day.
City Votes 2014

Vancouver election: Long lineups reported at many polling locations

The reportedly tight race between Vision Vancouver mayoral incumbent Gregor Robertson and his NPA challenger Kirk LaPointe seems to be translating into turnout at the polls today.
CITY VOTES 2014

B.C. civic election day - as it happened

Vancouverites said yes to bike lanes and re-elected Gregor Robertson, who is set to become the city's longest serving (consecutive) mayor.
CITY VOTES 2014

Kelowna mayoral race pits ex-reporter Colin Basran against former mayor Sharon Shepherd

Walter Gray is leaving office after four terms as mayor of Kelowna, leaving the field wide open for two very high profile contenders.
City Votes 2014

Surrey voters go to the polls as B.C. civic election day arrives

Surrey voters head to the polls today in a civic election that will see the city's first new mayor elected since Dianne Watts took the role in 2005.
City Votes 2014

Vancouver election: Voting begins in B.C. civic election

Voters in Vancouver head to the polls today after a contentious civic election campaign that saw the incumbent mayor file a lawsuit against a rival candidate.
CITY VOTES 2014

Richmond's 13-year mayor Malcolm Brodie faces new challenger Richard Lee

Richmond has had only three mayors since 1974 - and incumbent Malcolm Brodie has been in office for 13 years. Could rival candidate Richard Lee unseat him?
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Musqueam area left off electoral list

Two days from general voting day, the City of Vancouver's chief elections officer says 1,069 eligible voters from three subareas were left off the voters list
City Votes 2014

Vancouver Musqueam voters left off electoral list

Over 1,000 voters from the Musqueam First Nation and who live on leased Musqueam land have been left off the electoral list for Vancouver's civic elections taking place on Saturday.
CITY VOTES 2014

Canals for Kelowna's downtown proposed as election promise

An interesting election promise is being floated in Kelowna, where the TaxpayersFirst slate announced it would build canals in the downtown core to boost tourism in the city.
City Votes 2014

Vancouver advance voting shows record turnout in civic election

Advance voting in the Vancouver civic election has hit record highs.
CITY VOTES 2014

5 election races to watch in Metro Vancouver

From a dead-heat in Surrey, to tough challenges in Vancouver and New Westminster, here are five races to watch in Metro Vancouver Saturday night.
CITY VOTES 2014

Vancouver civic vote is split on left, cautions former COPE councillor Ellen Woodsworth

With the civic election just a few days away, Vision Vancouver's Gregor Robertson and COPE'S Meena Wong have made a direct plea to each other's voter bases.
City Votes 2014

Coquitlam school trustee race fuelled by budget problems

A record number of candidates are campaigning for trustee positions in School District 43, after an unexpected $8 million deficit in 2013 led to a forensic audit.
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Vancouver mayoral debate surprises

Gregor Robertson sorry, Meena Wong answers to 'slumlord' comment
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Frances Bula on Vancouver's mayoral debate INTERVIEW

City politics writer Frances Bula gives her take on how Vision's Gregor Robertson, NPA's Kirk LaPointe, and COPE's Meena Wong performed
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Vancouver mayoral debate: housing

Gregor Robertson, Kirk LaPointe and Meena Wong debate shelter
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Vancouver mayoral debate: transportation

Meena Wong, Gregor Robertson and Kirk LaPointe spar over cycling and transit
CITY VOTES 2014

Vancouver mayoral debate: an insider perspective

Candidates Meena Wong, Gregor Robertson and Kirk LaPointe squared off Wednesday morning for a debate in CBC Vancouver's Studio 700.
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Vancouver mayoral debate: low voter turnout

How do you get people out to vote on Saturday? Wong, LaPointe and Robertson take turns answering
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Mayoral candidate Meena Wong on slumlords

The COPE candidate says other campaigns are taking money from developers who have done renovictions
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Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe on his leadership experience

Former journalist says he has been a manager at major media organizations for over 30 years
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Vancouver mayoral debate: liveability

Gregor Robertson, Kirk LaPointe and Meena Wong debate city life
CITY VOTES 2014

Gregor Robertson apologizes during CBC Vancouver debate

Gregor Robertson appeared to send a message Wednesday morning: he's worried he's losing votes.
City Votes 2014

Gregor Robertson, Kirk LaPointe, and Meena Wong battle it out ahead of Vancouver mayoral election

Vancouver's mayoral campaign has developed into an unexpectedly tight race — prompting a suprising move from Gregor Robertson in Wednesday's live CBC debate.
CITY VOTES 2014

Vancouver civic election 2014: Meet the independents

Robertson, Lapointe and Wong have company in the six indpendent candidates for mayor. They may not be affiliated with a party, but they're still campaigning hard to take the mayor's office
CITY VOTES 2014

Gregor Robertson talks Vision lawsuit, campaign donations with CBC's Andrew Chang

Vision Vancouver's Gregor Robertson defends his defamation lawsuit against the Non-Partisan Association's Kirk LaPointe, and continues to support a ban on corporate and union campaign donations.
Analysis

How Vancouver campaign finance revelations could affect voters

For the first time, Vancouver's civic parties have voluntarily revealed who has donated to their campaigns, with less than a week to go before the munipal elections Saturday.
CITY VOTES 2014

Sexual impropriety allegations surface in Mission civic election campaign

Emails alleging sexual misconduct and threats lead to IP address belonging to a former Mission councillor.
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Vancouver mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson

Gregor Robertson talks Vision lawsuit, campaign donations, and Vancouver transit with CBC's Andrew Chang
City Votes 2014

Vancouver candidates asked to address social isolation

Surveys have identified social isolation as one of the biggest issues facing Vancouverites. Now, a coalition has extracted promises from the city's mayoral candidates to address the problem.
CITY VOTES 2014

Kirk LaPointe talks NPA donations, transparency with CBC's Andrew Chang

The Non-Partisan Association's Kirk LaPointe says he will bring transparency to City Hall and introduce campaign finance reform if he becomes the next mayor of Vancouver on November 15.
City Votes 2014

NPA and Vision Vancouver close in polls and in fundraising

All of Vancouver's major civic parties have now revealed their list of campaign donations with the Non Partisan Association making its list public on Friday.
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Vancouver mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe

Kirk LaPointe talks NPA donations, transparency and affordable housing with CBC's Andrew Chang
City Votes 2014

Campaign donor lists released by Vision Vancouver and NPA

All of Vancouver's civic parties running in the municipal elections have now released a list of their campaign donors.
City Votes 2014

Metro Vancouver incinerator plan draws election heat

Metro Vancouver's proposed waste-to-energy incinerator is one of the most divisive political issues in the Lower Mainland. But citizens won't be voting on the plan in upcoming municipal elections, despite calls by some for a referendum.
CITY VOTES 2014

Robertson, Meggs launch defamation suit against LaPointe, NPA for attack ads

Vision Vancouver's Gregor Robertson and Geoff Meggs have launched a defamation lawsuit against Kirk LaPointe and the Non-Partisan Association, claiming that recent attack ads contain false and defamatory statements.
City Votes 2014

Bob Kasting drops out of Vancouver mayoral race

An independent candidate in Vancouver's mayoral race has bowed out nine days before general voting day.
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Defamation, defection and other Vancouver election news INTERVIEW

Globe and Mail and Vancouver Magazine city and politics writer Frances Bula and CBC's Andrew Chang discuss the state of the Vancouver mayoral race and party campaigns
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Vision Vancouver releases list of campaign donations

Incumbent Mayor Gregor Robertson's party has released a list of political donations received from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31
CITY VOTES 2014

Meena Wong talks Vancouver housing, transit with CBC's Andrew Chang

Meena Wong will propose a $30 universal transit pass program and introduce a vacant property tax if she is elected mayor of Vancouver on November 15, she told CBC's Andrew Chang on Monday.
City Votes 2014

Michael Davis, former NPA president, joins Vision Vancouver campaign

With less than two weeks before the municipal elections, Michael Davis has joined Vision Vancouver, claiming the NPA has become a party of narrow, angry people.
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Surrey mayoral debate: transport RAW

Rasode, Hepner criticize Canada Line cost, McCallum fights back
City Votes 2014

Monster homes: a plus-sized issue for candidates

The building of lavish, huge new homes have become an election issue from West Vancouver to Port Moody - but candidates are caught between "preservationists" and residents who fear new rules will devalue their properties.

Linda Hepner, Doug McCallum, Barinder Rasode battle for Surrey's top job

One of B.C.'s most hotly contested mayoral races got even hotter Tuesday night as Surrey's three leading candidates clashed over crime, transportation, and the city's growth during a live debate in front of a sold out crowd.​
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Surrey mayoral debate: city's centre RAW

Linda Hepner and Doug McCallum clash over the cost vs. benefit of the new city hall; and over credit for the vision of Surrey's city centre
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City Votes 2014: Surrey civic election debate - Nov. 4, 2014

Surrey First's Linda Hepner, the Safe Surrey Coalition's Doug McCallum and One Surrey's Barinder Rasode, all candidates for mayor of Surrey, took part in a debate hosted by CBC Radio One
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Surrey mayoral debate: more police officers RAW

Hepner and Rasode disagree on past initiatives to enhance law enforcement; McCallum says 142 new officers could be in place in 12 months
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Surrey mayoral debate: crime and safety RAW

McCallum puts a call out for action after Rasode and Hepner spar over words
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White Rock mayoral candidate defends work history

David Bradshaw, who was terminated from a position with the BCTF, says the case against him was fabricated by others in a "toxic work environment"
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David Bradshaw, White Rock mayoral candidate terminated after alleged violent threats

A White Rock mayoral candidate says that his 2012 termination by the B.C. Teachers Federation over alleged violent threats to co-workers, has no bearing on his running for office.
CITY VOTES 2014

Kirk LaPointe's NPA platform promises a leaner, more user-friendly city hall

Vancouver's Non-Partisan Association has unveiled its full election campaign platform, promising more openness at city hall, an immediate freeze of property taxes, more free parking times and a less expensive government.
CITY VOTES 2014

Pemberton election for mayor decided 11 days before vote

The election race for the mayor's chair in Pemberton is over, 11 days before the vote, after candidate Jerry Mohs dropped out of the race citing health concerns.
CITY VOTES 2014

Surrey civic election debate: Linda Hepner, Doug McCallum and Barinder Rasode debate the key issues

Missed the livestream? Watch here as Linda Hepner, Doug McCallum and Barinder Rasode debate the key issues.
CITY VOTES 2014

Doug McCallum talks Surrey crime, transit with Andrew Chang

CBC News host Andrew Chang is doing a series of sit-down interviews with the major mayoral candidates in Surrey and Vancouver ahead of the November 15 municipal elections.
CITY VOTES 2014

Attack ads rolling out from Vision Vancouver and NPA as election looms

Vision Vancouver and the NPA have turned to ads attacking their opponents as the November 15 election draws near.
CITY VOTES 2014

Surrey election 2014: meet the independent candidates

John Edwards, Grant Rice, Bajwa Vikram and John Wolanski all want to be the next mayor of Surrey.
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NPA ad: Vision vs. reality

An NPA attack ad claims Vision Vancouver mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson isn't fulfilling his promises
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NPA ad: What about the kids?

The team backing Vancouver mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe criticizes Vision Vancouver for not addressing family incomes
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City Votes 2014: Political ads arrive in Vancouver

Mayoral candidates are kicking their campaigns into high gear with radio and TV ads, both positive and negative
City Votes 2014

Rat infestations in Vancouver lead to call for political action

The head of the Vancouver Rat Project is set to deliver the results of an exhaustive study of rats in the Downtown Eastside. Chelsea Himsworth says the rodents carry C. difficile as well as the MRSA superbug. She says she hopes rodent control will emerge as a municipal election issue.
City Votes 2014

New Westminster mayor's race all about money and power

Four men are vying for the top job in New Westminster. But the battle also pits the influence of powerful labour organizations against the developer-backed incumbent mayor. The CBC's Jason Proctor looks into how.
CITY VOTES 2014

Barinder Rasode talks Surrey crime with CBC's Andrew Chang

CBC News host Andrew Chang is doing a series of sit-down interviews with the major mayoral candidates in Surrey and Vancouver ahead of the November 15 municipal elections.

Corporate sponsorship in schools: Right or wrong?

Oil company Chevron is at the centre of a debate in B.C. schools over whether they should accept money from corporate sponsors, or not.
City Votes 2014

Can Surrey's mayoral candidates fulfil their policing promises?

Surrey’s leading mayoral candidates are promising to put more police officers on the streets, but can they actually fulfill their promises? CBC takes a Reality Check.
City Votes 2014

Linda Hepner talks transportation and crime with CBC's Andrew Chang

As part of our municipal election coverage, CBC's Andrew Chang is doing a series of sit-down interviews with Surrey mayoral candidates.

Barinder Rasode considering legal action after party affiliation left off list

Surrey mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode's party says it will seek legal advice after an error was made on ballots in advance voting.

Cycling advocates want municipalities to help #ungapthemap

HUB cycling is pushing the #ungapthemap campaign to make better connections to bridges, tunnels and ferries.
City Votes 2014

Peter Kent, Squamish council candidate, will set himself on fire for higher voter turnout

With advance polls opening in some municipalities on Tuesday, some candidates are going to unusual efforts to encourage voter turnout which has been abysmally low in recent civic elections.
City Votes 2014

Vision Vancouver and NPA latest to promise to release campaign donor lists

All of Vancouver's civic parties have now announced they will voluntarily address campaign financing before the election.
City Votes 2014

Langley civic election focused on growth and planning

Like so many communities south of the Fraser, growth is one of the biggest issues in Langley. Planning for more people will be one of the major challenges for the next mayor and council.
City Votes 2014

Vision Vancouver ad attacks Kirk LaPointe over UBC address

Just over two weeks out from the B.C. municipal elections, Vision Vancouver has released a radio ad attacking NPA mayoral hopeful Kirk LaPointe over his home address.

11 mayoral races to watch in 2014

Four provinces hold municipal elections over the next four weeks. Here's a look at a few of the interesting mayoral races. Manitobans vote today.
City Votes 2014

Kirk LaPointe promises subway, counterflow lanes, more buses in Vancouver

Vancouver mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe says his rival Gregor Robertson just doesn't understand that some people have to use their cars to get around.
City Votes 2014

Doug McCallum says Surrey YouTube video not from his mayoral campaign

Mayoral hopeful Doug McCallum's campaign says it has nothing to do with a campaign-style video that portrays Surrey in a very unflattering light.
Analysis

City Votes 2014: talk trumps solutions in Vancouver

Pipelines, a UBC subway and the housing market may be sexy subjects, but municipal politics is really about parks, community centres and yes, bike lanes.

Crowdfunding websites draw Elections B.C. scrutiny

Elections B.C. plans to take a closer at a new form of online campaign fundraising many civic election candidates are using for the first time.
City Votes 2014

Spotlight on Abbotsford candidates

In a city where homelessness and hockey have been contentious issues, a current city councillor is challenging the incumbent for the mayor's chair.