I’ve been watching and reading with a measured level of disappointment and disgust at the negative comments heaped upon Green School Trustee Janet Fraser for her decision to support Christopher Richardson as the new Chair of the Vancouver School Board. Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Courier Let me be clear from the outset, my comments […]

I attended the swearing-in of the newly minted Park Board on Monday night and left feeling with renewed hope that we will see a return to an independent park board, free of meddling by the city manager and city council. Naturally I was thrilled to see my running mates from the NPA, John Coupar, Casey […]

I fully support Ian Robertson’s candidacy for City Council. As a former Park Commissioner and Chair of the Park Board, Ian has an admirable track record of accomplishments in contributing to make Vancouver a better place to live, work and play. Philip Owen Mayor of Vancouver 1993 to 2002

I am pleased to endorse Ian Robertson for election to City Council of Vancouver. Ian previously served as elected Vancouver Park Commissioner (2005-11) and as Chair in 2006. During this time, Ian was instrumental in developing strong community connections and assisted the network of community centre associations in achieving their goals. I worked with him […]

Ian Robertson is smart, level-headed and hard-working. He would make a great councillor, combining his business, community and park board experience with his genuine care for the community. I heartily support him. Peter Ladner Former City Councillor

Ian was the Chair of the Vancouver Park Board when the 2006 devastating wind storm hit Stanley Park. Ian became the voice of the Park Board throughout the massive clean-up, restoration and fundraising efforts. Even though we were in the midst of a crisis, his calm and reassuring manner set the right tone with the […]

You be the judge. Over the course of one hour the @VanMayorsOffice Twitter account sent four posts espousing the ‘great work’ the city has done on housing and affordable housing issues. In none of the tweets does it mention the role the province has played in this endeavor? No, however that is for another discussion. […]

After taking a three-year break from politics, I’m honoured to have declared myself as a candidate for city council with the Non-Partisan Association (NPA). Many friends and colleagues have ben asking me why did I decide to do this? I have a great life, wonderful family and I’ve just embarked on a new chapter in […]

I’m not an architect or a planner but I am a resident who has had the good fortune to live in my Dunbar neighborhood for almost 25 years. We’ve raised our two boys here and we love the area, but I do not like what I see. I’m not talking about the demolition of older […]

Under Vision Vancouver’s watch, cuts to the park board budget have been $5.3 million which is over four times more than the previous three boards combined.  I understand that we are in challenging economic times however when surveyed, Vancouver residents rank park board services as one of the top three departments that they do not […]