WARDS PUBLIC ENDORSERS PRIMARILY LIVE WEST of MAIN
Underbelly of Vancouver
Wards Public Endorsers Primarily Live West of Main
Since Libby Davies raised it, I must go there.
What is this you're asking?
Well on the one hand, COPE is claiming that Vancouver desperately needs a ward system because the eastside hasn't in an at-large electoral system, been properly represented.
This wayward claim by COPE and Libby Davies is as we know bogus. The Eastside has always had strong representation at City Hall through the likes of longtime city councilors Harry Rankin, Bruce Yorke, Bruce Eriksen, Libby Davies, Jenny Kwan, Don Bellamy and Pat Wilson.
Interesting though is that a strong majority of the YES for wards/COPE public supporters for wards, live West of Main street.
Whether its Yes for Wards Chair Darlene Mazari,Mayor Larry Campbell or Dr Fred Bass, Tim Louis or Yes supporters Nancy Chiavario, Alan Herbert, Alayne Keough, Mel Lehan, Heather Deal, Anita Romaniuk or former Mayor Mike Harcourt, all of them reside West of Main. Interesting is that 75% of COPE's public Yes supporters live West of Main street.
Talk about the eastside/westside divide.
Shame on you COPE!
Jamie Lee Hamilton