In one week from today about 30% of eligible voters will be heading to the polls. For most residents living in Metro Vancouver, they’ll wake up the morning after Election Day and find their city government looks a lot like it did the day before. In a few communities, there is a higher chance for renewal.
CityCaucus.com is in the midst of consulting with a number of key political watchers in Metro Vancouver to come up with our list of endorsed candidates. It will be a simple and easy to read guide you can print out and bring with you to the polls.
We’ve already hinted on Twitter that no slate will be recommended in its entirety. That’s because it doesn't serve democracy well when a mayor looks out into the chamber and only sees members of his own caucus. One need only look at what a 10-1 Vision Vancouver majority has done to City Hall over the last three years to get a sense of what we mean.
Before we announce our recommended list of candidates, it is only fitting that we ask you, our readers, to weigh in with your thoughts prior to us making our final decision. If you live in Metro Vancouver and would like to provide us with some feedback on who we should select, now is your chance!
The only caveat is we would like you to provide a brief description as to why you recommended the list you did. However, if you simply want to give us a list of politicians and the community they are running in, we’re okay with that too.
So now is your chance to have your say. Please leave us a comment with your list of candidates prior to Tuesday at 8 pm. Thanks for your feedback!
NOTE: The official CityCaucus.com candidates guide will be unveiled on Thursday. Be sure to check back here and print off the list to take with you to the polls!
- Post by Daniel Fontaine, Editor