Civic Elections in Metro Vancouver

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As most folks in the region area should be aware, there are municipal elections happening very soon in numerous cities.

Those in Vancouver, Surrey, Township of Langley, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Richmond, Burnaby, District of North Vancouver, and West Vancouver will be heading to the polls on November 15th to elect a new city council and trustees.

When you click on many of the links provided above there’s an overwhelming theme: VOTE. These civic elections really are in your back yard and will not be decided by Ontario.

You can also find out what people are saying on blogs about civic politics such as Langley Politics, North Vancouver Politics, Burnaby Politics, Civic Surrey, and The Tyee’s municipal politics coverage on The Hook blog.

As a side note, our Surrey-blogging pal Paul Hillsdon (who is running for city council) is hosting the “Surrey Transport Revolution” this Sunday.

“We’re doing a huge campaign blitz on Sunday. The focus will be on my light rail transit plan which sees $1.1 billion reallocated from 6km of SkyTrain to 43.4 km of light rail. We’ll start at Surrey Central (at 11:30am), head over to Guildford Exchange, rally at 152 St and 104 Ave, and then in Fleetwood at 152 St and Fraser, before ending at King George SkyTrain station! We’re going to be getting signatures of supporters of the light rail plan at the transit exchanges, and also rallying around major intersections in the city.” [Facebook Event]

I know I’m almost election’ed out and our household still has three to go, since John will soon be sending off his US ballot. However, I encourage everyone to get informed about candidates and causes in their area and if you have another blog or city site that I should contribute to this post, please feel free to leave a link in the comments below.

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  1. Paul HillsdonThursday, October 23rd, 2008 — 11:54am PST

    Hey Rebecca! Thanks for the plug! I’m loving all this election coverage you’ve been doing, especially for the by-elections in Vancouver!

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