Straight Talk

COPE is proposing a housing authority that would build new city-owned housing.
An NDP MLA has called on the B.C. government to ensure that all health authorities in the province have transgender health programs.
The only mayoral candidate with hands-on experience in mental-health care says the city needs to work with the province to rethink how service providers care for severely mentally ill people in Vancouver.
The monthly cost of childcare for OneCity council candidate RJ Aquino’s two kids is currently higher than the amount he and his wife spend on rent for their East Vancouver apartment.
Mayor Gregor Robertson has called for an amendment to the Vancouver Charter to prevent a nonresident from ever running for mayor in the future.
Vision Vancouver has released their full election platform, which includes policies such as establishing a pilot participatory budget program.
Morgane Oger asserts that transgender people have suffered from a “history of neglect and poor treatment”.
As part of its park board platform, the NPA is vowing to “restore relationships” with community centre associations across the city and double the number of outdoor swimming pools.
Vision Vancouver’s school board platform includes promises to build child-care centres in schools undergoing seismic upgrades and look at alternate public uses of underutilized schools.
A new report explains why B.C.’s LNG industry will do nothing to alleviate the onset of climate change and will not help humans transition away from fossil fuels.