Last Monday July 19 Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon brought forward a motion to hold a plebiscite on cetaceans in captivity in November 2011.  The motion failed 5-2 with my vote being one of the five.  I’m not using this space to debate the pros and cons of cetaceans in captivity – lots has and will continue to […]

At the Park Board’s Services and Budget Committee meeting on July 20, staff reviewed two proposals to retain the Bloedel Conservatory.  One from LMTP Inc. and the other from Friends of the Bloedel (FOTB) and the Van Dusen Gardens Society (VDGS).  Both have plusses and minuses but at the end of the day, the committee […]

Kudos to the Federal Government, Treasury Board President Stockwell Day and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore for stepping in to swiftly bring the debate of changing the name of Stanley Park to an end. As I said on the Bill Good Show on Monday morning this issue had the potential to divide the city and […]

As some of you may know the Park Board is in the process of recruiting a new General Manager to replace Susan Mundick who chose to take early retirement after 11 successful years.  What you probably don’t know is the job description approved by a majority of Park Board Commissioners now has the General Manager […]

“There comes a point in our lives, where we should all give back to the community.” Since first being elected to the Vancouver Park Board as Commissioner in 2005, Ian has advocated strongly for improved sports facilities with particular emphasis on increasing the number of artificial turf fields in Vancouver. As a father of two […]

GEORGIA STRAIGHT COLUMNIST CHARLIE SMITH SPECULATES OF AN IAN ROBERTSON RUN FOR MAYOR 2011 The ongoing dissatisfaction with Vision Vancouver’s radical policies and Mayor Gregor Robertson’s uneven and at times arrogant positions have citizens and journalists alike speculating on who might replace Gregor Robertson in 2011. Charlie Smith of the Georgia Straight writes, “Ian Robertson […]