News for Youse: Constance Barnes loses, Israel-Hamas war escalates, and B.C. Lions gear up

Matt Toner defeats Constance Barnes Entrepreneur and Centre for Digital Media instructor Matt Toner has won the NDP nomination in Vancouver–False Creek, coming out ahead of Vision Vancouver park commissioner Constance Barnes.

Israel gets ready for ground invasion Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country's military is "prepared for a significant expansion of its operations" against Hamas in response to hundreds of rockets being fired from Gaza. Eighteen have reportedly died in Gaza today, including 11 in one missile strike, and explosions have gone off in Tel Aviv.

Five stabbed at Saanich hotel Saanich police has reported that a man is in custody after stabbing five people at the Red Lion Inn yesterday afternoon; none appear to have life-threatening injuries.

Justin Trudeau refuses to claim victory The Liberal MP for Papineau still has no high-profile opponents in his party's leadership race, but he says it's still too early to declare that he's already won.

Obama on his way to Burma U.S. president Barack Obama has defended his planned visit to Burma tomorrow, saying that if he delayed until there was a "perfect democracy, my suspicion is we'd be waiting an awful long time".

Bal Thackery funeral shuts down Mumbai Controversial former cartoonist and Maharashtra Hindu nationalist leader Bal Thackery has died at the age of 86. The founder of the Shiv Sena's death has brought masses of mourners into the street.

B.C. Lions host Stampeders The B.C. Lions have to defeat Calgary today at B.C. Place if they want to advance to the Grey Cup.

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Not a Constance Barnes fan.

She voted to close the Bloedel Conservatory, she bowed to pressure from a handful of local residents to block a planned seawall from Kits beach to Jericho, and has shown poor judgement and put other people's lives at risk when deciding to drive while under the influence of alcohol.

Matt Toner is a better representative for Vancouver - False Creek, and someone I could vote for.
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James G
I wish Constance Barnes well, although I won't ever again be voting for anyone endorsed by Vision Vancouver.

There have been a string of "no thank yous" from NDP riding associatios to Visionistas seeking nominations. Perhaps the true image of Vision as the Judas goat of municipal politics is becoming too clear to more New Democrats. If the only alternative they offer to an NPA City Hall is a political vehicle that brings the votes of working class families to carbon copy NPA policy, they have to go!

I'll be happy to vote, donate and canvass to elect provincial NDP governments federally and provincially. I'll be just as happy to help whatever candidates from the left come forward to defeat Vision.
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