VANCOUVER, B.C. – At a Special General meeting yesterday, Green Party of Vancouver members nominated five candidates for City Council in the upcoming Oct 15, 2022 municipal election.
At the meeting, three term incumbent Adriane Carr announced she would be seeking re-election as a Vancouver City Councillor, not running for Mayor as has been widely speculated in recent weeks.
“I am so excited by our fabulous slate of Green Council candidates,” said Carr, “including climate scientist Dr. Devyani Singh who has worked on climate plans for other cities and Stephanie Smith, who has worked for years in Vancouver’s community non-profit sector, along with my incumbent colleagues, Pete Fry and Michael Wiebe. They have been such a strong, collaborative force on Council.
“I am looking forward to putting all my energy into electing our whole team to city hall on October 15 — 196 days from now.
“I am confident that the residents of Vancouver will elect all five of us, along with enough progressive candidates to make meaningful progress on the issues that matter: climate action, housing affordability, and a just green economic recovery.”
Carr was nominated as a Green City Council candidate along with incumbent City Councillors Pete Fry and Michael Wiebe as well as labour and social justice activist Stephanie Smith, and climate scientist and economist Dr. Devyani Singh.
The Green Party of Vancouver will hold a general meeting to nominate candidates for the Vancouver School Board and Park Board on May 28, 2022.
- Adriane Carr has been the leading voice on Climate since she was first elected to City Council in 2011. Carr will continue leading work she’s initiated to improve housing affordability, reduce our city’s GHGs, ensure Vancouver’s COVID recovery is both just and green, and genuinely engage the people of Vancouver in creating a vibrant, resilient and livable city.
- Pete Fry has had a busy first term as a councillor working on constituent support, land use, renter protection and affordable housing, transparency and good governance, making our city more resilient to climate change, protecting our natural habitats, and supporting our vibrant arts, culture and small business communities.
- Dr. Devyani Singh is a climate scientist and an economist with expertise in energy and climate policy, oil and gas emissions, energy transitions, natural climate solutions, environmental finance, and sustainable forestry. Working extensively across disciplines and stakeholders, she understands the importance of collaboration between industry, academia, government, Indigenous communities, and nonprofits to promote the inclusion of science, decolonization, and social justice in decision-making across all sectors of the government.
- Michael Wiebe was elected in 2014 as a Vancouver Park Board Commissioner and to City Council in 2018. Michael is a strong supporter of rich cultural spaces, accessible inclusion, actions of reconciliation, multimodal transportation, climate mitigation, transparent and efficient local government. He has led initiatives that will make Vancouver more restorative, healthy, circular, decolonized, wild and connected.
- Stephanie Smith is a labour and social justice activist living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Her work with housing and economic justice issues has involved housing co-operatives, grassroots community groups, legal and government working groups, her unions, and the Vancouver and District Labour Council. Stephanie wants to protect and build truly affordable housing so that people can stay and enrich the city they love, no matter what their income.