The Spin on COPE Nominations

The media coverage of the COPE nomination meeting held on September 18 was (in my view) generally quite good. However, their analysis, while not as wild or factually questionable as some of the bloggers, left something to be desired.     Although the media...

A Good COPE-Vision Agreement

The COPE Vision Agreement is being voted on by COPE members this Sunday (June 26) at the Japanese Hall  487 Alexander Street. Registration starts at 2:00pm, and the meeting is scheduled to start at 3:00. There has also been a lot of membership renewals and sign-ups...

COPE-Vision Tentative Agreement no Surprise

The Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) and Vision Vancouver have reached a tentative agreement to once again cooperate on election efforts and run a common slate of candidates. This is not a backroom deal akin to the HST or TILMA, where the Provincial Liberals...

More than Just Fun and Games

It is budget time here in Vancouver, and once again significant cuts to the Parks and Recreation budget are looming. At risk are programs and services which contribute significantly to the quality of life in Vancouver’s 23 neighbourhood communities. Although...

Vancouver School Board – Underfunded and Under Attack

  The Vancouver School Board is made up of nine trustees who are elected every three years to provide governance and democratic stewardship of one of the most diverse public school systems in Canada. We entrust to them the mission of enabling each student in...

Mike’s Communities Blog – Park Board

The redesign of my website allowed for the creation of  ‘Mike’s Communities Blog’ . I hope you will find it of interest. My communities encompasses where I live ( Vancouver and it’s West End), as well as familial, social, and activist...