Vancouver City Council Candidate Debate – Monday, Oct 27th

It’s election season. With another minority win in Canadian Parliament, most Canadians can sit back, relax, and watch our southern neighbours fight for the oval office.  However, if you’re a resident of Vancouver, your municipal election is just around the corner: Saturday, November 15th.  In total, there are 29 positions to fill – 1 mayor, 10 city councilors, 7 park commissioners, and 11 school trustees.

To be honest, I’ve never felt so ill-informed about an election that has such far-reaching effects on my everyday life.  This election is your chance to voice your concerns regarding all things local – urban planning and development, green space, the DTES, the 2010 olympics, etc.

Luckily, if you’re as lost as I am, there’s a great opportunity this coming Monday (the 27th) to watch the mayoral candidates debate over a few pints at the Biltmore Cabaret (map here).  According the the event’s Facebook page (here), 9 of the 15 candidates have confirmed their attendance (view them all here).  Doors open at 6pm, and the debate will go from 7-9pm.

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