Imtiaz Popat seeks COPE nomination for park board

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One of the Lower Mainland's better-known queer advocates, Imtiaz Popat, has declared that he hopes to get elected to the Vancouver park board this November.

Popat, who ran as a Green council candidate in Surrey in 2011, is seeking a COPE nomination in Vancouver.

Popat was a long-time host on Co-op Radio and has produced videos, founded a support group for LGBT Muslims, and been an environmental and antiwar activist.

He wants to help create a new Vancouver community centre modelled on 519 Church Street in Toronto. It offers programming for the LGBT community and new Canadians.

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Former coworker

Jul 20, 2014 at 4:10pm

Do not nominate Imtiaz Popat. He's a professional attention seeker and time-suck. Chaos and dysfunction follow wherever he goes.


Jul 20, 2014 at 11:00pm

Not to mention, that Imtiaz is a Surrey resident. Would be kinda nice to have someone who actually lives in Vancouver and doesn't have to take Skytrain into town to, y'know, sit on Vancouver Park Board.

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Jul 21, 2014 at 12:01pm

I've known Imtiaz has been a committed and passionate activist for decades in Vancouver. He has built bridges to communities throughout the lower mainland, and that's a good thing.

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Imtiaz Popat

Jul 21, 2014 at 12:10pm

Yes Charles I am looking after my folk is Surrey right now but, I have live most of life Vancouver. Not sure about who the anonymous coworker is, but my endorsers and supporters will tell you of all my positive accomplishments with any organization I have worked including my work with COPE.

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Stuart Parker

Jul 22, 2014 at 5:46pm

Imtiaz represents exactly the direction COPE is heading. I can think of no better representative for the party.

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