MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY 18, 2018
Vancouver, BC - The Green Party of Vancouver is honoured to receive the endorsements of the Vancouver & District Labour Council (“VDLC”) and will be working tirelessly to get all ten of their candidates elected in the October 2018 Vancouver civic election.
The VDLC has endorsed Green candidates Adriane Carr and Pete Fry for council, Stuart Mackinnon, Dave Demers and Camil Dumont for Park and Janet Fraser and Estrellita Gonzalez for School board. The Green Party of Vancouver is also running Michael Wiebe and David Wong for council and Lois Chan-Pedley for School board.
The Green Party of Vancouver wishes to thank the VDLC not only for their endorsements but for all of their hard work through the long process of reaching this historic agreement.
"We are fully committed to the spirit of this agreement and to the objective of electing a progressive Vancouver City Council, School Board and Park Board in the October 2018 Vancouver civic election. We are not running a majority slate for any board because we are committed to collaborative politics." said Green Party of Vancouver Chair Anthony Hughes.
Many Vancouverites are saying that a party that holds a majority of seats often stops listening and collaborating with others. The decision to run ten candidates was informed by the incredible growth of our membership and polling which consistently puts the Green Party of Vancouver ahead of any other party.
"We are confident that having ten Green candidates on the ballot reflects the will of Vancouver voters and that we will all be elected in the fall." said Green Party of Vancouver council candidate Pete Fry.
Regarding VDLC’s endorsement for mayor, Kennedy Stewart, the Green Party of Vancouver is committed to working collaboratively on all issues where they find common ground, with whomever is elected. A priority will be ensuring that city hall is working effectively to tackle the pressing issues Vancouver is facing.
At this point, none of the mayoral candidates have had the experience of working at City Hall, as is the case for the majority of council candidates. City Councillor Adriane Carr said, "If re-elected, I will be one of the few experienced city councillors and will feel a responsibility to offer leadership, guidance and support to all of the newly elected representatives."
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For more information contact:
Anthony Hughes, 778-829-4403
Pete Fry, 604-662-3255