Political Participation

When CUPE Local 391 called off job action, we vowed to take our fight to achieve pay equity and end gender discrimination for library workers to other venues.  Well, other venues are beckoning.

2008 Municipal Elections

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

CUPE Local 391 had three political visitors to our AGM: Councillor Raymond Louie, MLA Gregor Robertson and former Councillor Ellen Wordsworth. Raymond Louie

(see bio) and Gregor Robertson (see bio) are both seeking the Vision nomination for mayor.  These people would like our support.

On Sunday, June 15, Vision members will get to decide who will be Vision’s candidate for Mayor. To be eligible to vote at the meeting, you must be a Vision member by May 15th.  Ideally, Vision would like to receive your membership by May 7th so we have time to process it.

The June 15th nomination meeting will be held at the Croatian Cultural Centre, located at 3250 Commercial Drive.

COPE – The Coalition of Progressive Electors will have their Annual meeting and election of candidates in September.  We will keep you informed of events and nominations for COPE candidates.

Do you to hear what the candidates for Mayor think about the issues? On Wednesday, May 21st, The Tyee and 24hrs will host a Vision all-candidates debate. Click here for more details. The Great Debate

Are you on the List of Electors?

Do I qualify to vote?

You may vote in a BC local election as a resident elector if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are 18 years of age or more on general voting day;
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months before you register to vote;
  • and

  • have lived in the for 30 days or more before you register to vote.

I own property in the City of Vancouver but do not live in the City of Vancouver; can I vote?

As a non-resident property owner