My Take on the COPE AGM & Next Steps

I took part in COPE’s 6 hour marathon AGM yesterday (Sunday Feb 19th) along with nearly 300 other dedicated COPE members. Like many others I found the evident dis-unity and factionalism within COPE and its impact on the elections process frustrating. Unlike some...

Occupy Movement

Recently I was posting a video slideshow of photos from my Granddaughters’ first Blues festival this summer, and found myself reading and/or re-reading the many post related to Occupy Wall Street/ Vancouver/ and elsewhere. This brought to mind the following quote:...

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...

Afghanistan – Here Be Dragons

I have started to write about Afghanistan  several times, however each attempt floundered in a mishmash of emotion. These emotions have been fostered by the outstanding work of Steven Staples in the media and on the www.ceasefire.ca website on the Afghan situation and...