Green Party of Vancouver to run four candidates for council in 2014 election
In the 2011 civic election, Adriane Carr made history by becoming Vancouver's first Green city councillor. Now, her party hopes to quadruple its seats on council.
Carr and lawyer Cleta Brown have declared they are seeking nominations, according to a party news release issued today (February 12).
“We have felt strongly for quite some time that Councils dominated by a single political party are not conducive to genuine democracy,” Green party chair Jacquie Miller said in the release. “The reality is there’s more adversarial politics and less collaboration and consultation at the Council table.
“There’s less collaboration with the public, too - hence the many clashes Vision Vancouver has had with local residents over community plans, development proposals and community centre control. The Green Party of Vancouver believes that better, more democratic decisions come from parties and councillors working collaboratively with the public and with one another instead of one party exerting dominance and pushing through its own agenda."
The Greens say they have yet to determine how many candidates they will run for park board and school board.
Carr was the party's sole candidate in the 2011 election.
In the 2008 election, the Greens successfully ran Stuart Mackinnon for park board as part of an electoral alliance with Vision and COPE.