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Left Turn Left Turn's picture

On the issue of the lack of diversity on Vancouver City Council:

The results indicate that many voters in vancouver gave a clear preference to female candidates over male ones. Of the four parties that elected councilors (COPE, OneCity, Greens, NPA) none ran women of colour.

OneCity ran one asian council candidate (Brandon Yan) out of 2, but he lost. Greens ran one asian council candidate (David Wong) out of 4, who also lost. Both asian mayoral candidates (Ken Sim and Wai Young) lost, and no one here would have wanted either of them as mayor.

COPE struggled to even come up with three people who were willing to run for council, so all three of them being 'white' was not for lack of trying.

Some POC candidates were elected to school board --Allan Wong (Vision) Lois Chan-Pedley (Green) and Jennifer Ready (OneCity). COPE ran an indigenous woman (Diana Day) for school board , but she narrowly lost in part because the Vancouver District Labour Council (VDLC) shamfully refused to endorse her.

Vision ran several poc candidates for council, but most Vancouverites quite rightly did not want Vision on concil given that they were the government while Vancouver's housing market spiraled out of control.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Is there any possible chance that this result, in which the city nearly ended up with a right-wing mayor despite the fact that vast majority of the electorate clearly voted against such an outcome, will lead to some sort of merger or at least electoral pact between COPE, ONE CITY, and what remains of VISION?? I can suggest a series of municipal referenda which would assist the development of such an alliance:

1) A measure bringing in ranked-choice or instant runoff voting for mayoral elections;

2) Another measure bringing in some form of pr (MMP elected from wards than at-large) might be the best model here)for local concilliary and board elections, since this would eliminate the spoiler phenomenon once and for all.

3) A measure expanding the size of the city council from to 15 or 17 seats-it's ridiculous that a city of more than 631,000 should have a council this small.

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

It has also been suggested by Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith that candidates with chinese surnames took a penalty relative to other candidates from the same party, due to racist generalisations about the role of Chinese people in fuelling the housing crisis. Not sure how much credibility there is to this line of thinking.

brookmere

Ken Burch wrote:
will lead to some sort of merger or at least electoral pact between COPE, ONE CITY, and what remains of VISION?

There was a pact of sorts de facto. All these parties (and the Greens) ran partial slates, albeit adding up to 14, and the VDLC endorsed a unity slate of 10. In one of the articles linked above Charlie Smith credits the NPA's unexpected strong showing on council to the failure of centre-left voters to vote for all 10 candidates. In fact the NPA received fewer votes for council in 2018 than in 2014.

Perhaps the centre-left can learn from the near-death experience and get the total down to 10 next time.

https://vancouver.ca/your-government/election-results-2018.aspx

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

Ken Burch wrote:

Is there any possible chance that this result, in which the city nearly ended up with a right-wing mayor despite the fact that vast majority of the electorate clearly voted against such an outcome, will lead to some sort of merger or at least electoral pact between COPE, ONE CITY, and what remains of VISION?? I can suggest a series of municipal referenda which would assist the development of such an alliance:

1) A measure bringing in ranked-choice or instant runoff voting for mayoral elections;

2) Another measure bringing in some form of pr (MMP elected from wards than at-large) might be the best model here)for local concilliary and board elections, since this would eliminate the spoiler phenomenon once and for all.

3) A measure expanding the size of the city council from to 15 or 17 seats-it's ridiculous that a city of more than 631,000 should have a council this small.

Some COPE members are open to an electoral alliance with OneCity, but I know others in COPE who are not. No one in COPE is open to an electoral alliance with Vision, which we see as a developers party.

OneCity was formed by people who quit COPE after their faction lost control of the COPE executive in 2013 (though not by the former exec members themselves). Some of the OneCity folks who quit COPE in 2013 did so because members of a sectarian cult named Fire This Time (FTT) were brought in by Tim Louis to help vote out the then COPE board. Despite FTT having no involvement in COPE since 2014, there are still people in OneCity who will not acknowledge the continued legitimacy of COPE.

Also, when COPE approached OneCity this year about an electoral alliance, OneCity turned COPE down. So I'm skeptical that OneCity would be open to an electoral alliance with COPE in the futre (though never say never)

Another wrinkle is that I found out on instagram that that most of Kennedy Stewart's housing plan was written by OneCity co-founder Cara Ng. Add this to the fact that OneCity endorsed Kennedy, and that Kennedy's main slogan (a Vancouver that works for everyone) was very similar to OneCity's slogans (a Vancouver for Everyone; Every Neighbourhood for Everyone), and I basically consider Kennedy Stewart a OneCity mayor in all but name.

What I think is more likely is that Vision will disolve, with the NDPers in Vision going to OneCity and the federal Liberals in Vision going to the NPA. And then that Kennedy Stewart would run as a OneCity mayoral candidate in 2022, which the mainstream media would then portray as a two-way OneCity NPA fight, with COPE getting marginalized again.

I'm not keen on this scenario, not because there arn't good people in OneCity (there are lots of them), or because they don't have good policies (again, they have lots of good policy ideas), but that OneCity is a very top-down organisation (as opposed to COPE which has become a much more democratic movement oriented party at present). So if OneCity were to go sideways and degenerate, it could be hard to regenerate it.

In response to the rest of your post, Kennedy Stewart has announced that he intends to pursue electoral reform in Vancouver, with the type of voting system he would pursue (ward or PR) hinging on the results of the provincial referedum on Proportional Representation.

And I completely agree with you on increasing the size of Vancouver City Council. I'd support having a council of 19-20 people, so that most city identified neighbourhoods could get their own councilor (some city identified neighbourhoods are too small to warrant their own councilor).

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..it's way to early to be talking about the next election imo. we still don't know how this council and mayor will behave. while stewart is ndp so was robertson before him. and meggs was an asshole.

..from post #57

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Horgan has an ally in housing development with Vancouver’s new mayor, Kennedy Stewart. Stewart wants to build 85,000 new homes over the next 10 years, including 25,000 new non-profit affordable rentals. The NDP would be happy to draft behind Stewart with the funding if he could clear a path to consensus on density and where to build without political blowback.

But Stewart doesn’t?control the new Vancouver city council, which is made up of five NPA members, three Greens, Jean Swanson from COPE and Christine Boyle from OneCity.

The collapse of Gregor Robertson’s Vision Vancouver party greatly diminishes the clout the NDP government had in Vancouver. Horgan’s chief of staff Geoff Meggs was a founding member of Vision, and Vision staff alumni populate the senior ranks in Victoria. Their influence has all but evaporated.

brookmere

Ken Burch wrote:

Is there any possible chance that this result, in which the city nearly ended up with a right-wing mayor despite the fact that vast majority of the electorate clearly voted against such an outcome

In fact Stewart and Sylvester, the only two candidates who could credibly be called left of centre, got 49.2% of the vote between them. As Stewart himself said, he was up against 3 NPA candidates (one official and the others putative) and that's why he won.

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