Nominations

On April 2nd, 2022, our membership nominated five incredible candidates to run for Vancouver City Council in the upcoming October 15 election.

On May 28, 2022, our membership will nominate candidates to run for the Vancouver School Board and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Members in good standing as of May 13, 2022 will be able to vote for our nominees. Members will be asked to rank their choices on a randomized ballot. You can read more about voting with a single transferable vote (STV) here.

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Your Candidates for City Council

 

Adriane Carr

Born in Vancouver to immigrant parents, Adriane Carr earned her M.A. in Urban Geography from UBC, and an ARCT degree in teaching piano. She taught Geography for 12 years at Langara College where, elected to the faculty union, she helped save all jobs during a time of severe government cuts. She left teaching to join the Wilderness Committee’s executive team in 1989. From 1993 to 2000 Carr served at the request of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Central Region Chiefs, as liaison between them and environment groups to help lead efforts to resolve the conflict over old-growth logging in Clayoquot Sound.

In 1983, Carr co-founded the Green Party of British Columbia, North America’s first Green Party, serving as its first spokesperson and then as elected Leader from 2000 until 2006 when Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, appointed her as her Deputy Leader and co-chair of Shadow Cabinet. She was elected as Vancouver’s first Green Party City Councillor in 2011, and re-elected in 2014 and 2018 with more votes than any Vancouver City Councillor in history. She currently chairs Council’s Policy and Strategic Priorities Committee, and represents Council on 3 advisory committees, Vancouver’s UNDRIP Task Force, and Metro Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Innovation Centre. She also represents Vancouver on Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee, and Chairs Metro’s Climate Action Committee.

Carr will continue leading work she’s initiated to improve housing affordability, reduce our city’s GHGs to achieve what scientists say is needed to avoid climate catastrophe, 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. She has two children, two young grandchildren, and lives in the West End with her husband, Paul George.

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Pete Fry

A first term City Councillor, Pete ran with the Greens twice in local elections and once in a provincial by-election before getting elected in 2018 with the second highest vote count. Since then, Pete has been busy as a councillor working on constituent support, land use, renter protection and affordable housing, transparency and good governance, making our city more resilient to the climate change, protecting our natural habitats, and supporting our vibrant arts, culture and small business communities. Pete also serves on a number of boards including as Vancouver’s representative to the Union of BC Municipalities and the National Zero Waste Council, as Chair of the Auditor General Committee and as liaison to the Library Board, Vancouver City Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee, and Renters and Transportation Advisory Committees.

Prior to serving on council Pete had been self employed as a graphic designer and communications consultant and spent years as a community advocate in his Strathcona neighbourhood and for non-profit and community groups throughout Vancouver. Pete has lived in Vancouver since immigrating from Ireland to Canada as a child, and today share his life with his wife of over twenty years, two cats, and a dog. If he had any spare time he would like to be illustrating comic books.

Fry is running for re-election to continue to serve our city by ensuring Vancouver is a great place to live, work, and play.

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 petefry.ca

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 @PtFry

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Devyani Singh

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. The pandemic has exposed societal inequalities and its disproportionate impact on marginalized communities – BIPOC, LGBTQ2+, seniors, people living in poverty, and those with disabilities.

As we emerge from the pandemic, we need to ensure a stable economic future for Vancouver and for Canada, one that is Just and Green. We have the opportunity to be a global leader on environmental issues – for that we need to make tough decisions based on scientific evidence and put people before corporations or politics. As an immigrant, a woman of colour, and a renter, Devyani understands the struggles faced by many in Vancouver, and will work across party lines to solve the crises of housing and climate change in Metro Vancouver.

Dr. Singh is currently the Vancouver area representative on the BC Greens provincial council, and is the co-critic for environment, climate change and natural resources for the Green Party of Canada (GPC) Shadow Cabinet. Previously she represented the BC Greens in Vancouver Point Grey in the 2020 provincial elections attaining over 17% of the vote (highest of any green in the riding), and was the GPC candidate in Vancouver Quadra for the 2021 federal elections. On any given day, you may see her running through beautiful Pacific Spirit Regional Park or along the Kitsilano-Spanish Banks seawall in Vancouver.

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 devyanisingh.com 

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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith is a labour and social justice activist living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. She has worked in community service since the 1990s, as a legal advocate and union activist.

Stephanie was born in St. Paul's Hospital, attended high school in East Vancouver, and grew up around a small family business downtown. 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. She is a proud member of UFCW 1518 and USW 2009.

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. She believes that public land should be used for public good and not for private gain. She has supported and worked with the independent music community since the 1980s and wants venues and art spaces, and the artists who work in them, to thrive.

She believes that a strong and diverse Green caucus can make Vancouver a city that is affordable for all: a city that leads on our environmental challenges, on housing, on health, and on our parks and green spaces.

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 @spkr118

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Michael Wiebe

Michael has been elected since 2014 with the goal to make Vancouver healthy, affordable, inclusive and resilient. He’s a community champion who uses evidence-based strategies and enjoys working with the community to challenge the status quo. 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.

This has been a hard couple of years and Michael looks forward to working hard to continue to improve green infrastructure, rewild Vancouver, decolonize our city, move towards a circular economy, and build complete, sustainable communities.

Over the last 20 years, Michael has gained extensive leadership experience as a public servant and business entrepreneur through involvement with the Vancouver Park Board, Art House Society, eight ½ restaurant lounge, Mount Pleasant, BIA, Office of the Premier, Persons with Disabilities Advisory Group, Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group, LGBTQ2+/TGV2S, and numerous other community boards. Michael loves Vancouver and wants to make it better – more healthy, affordable, inclusive and resilient.

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 michaelwiebe.ca

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