NPA reschedules mayoral nomination meeting for June 3, but not before receiving some online ridicule

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      Yesterday morning, I started my day by musing on the possibility of Glen Chernen succeeding Gregor Robertson as mayor of Vancouver.

      The Dunbar resident is seeking the NPA's mayoral nomination, and from my vantage point, he shouldn't be viewed as a fringe player.

      Chernen's chances improved dramatically this month when the party board vetoed NPA councillor Hector Bremner's application to be a mayoral candidate.

      But not long after my article appeared, Chernen sowed some doubt over Twitter that this nomination meeting would even be held.

      Not long after this tweet appeared, the NPA announced that the mayoral nomination has been moved from May 29 to June 3.

      It will still take place at the Hellenic Centre (4500 Arbutus Street), starting at 10 a.m. and winding up at 8 p.m.

      The three mayoral aspirants—Chernen, NPA park commissioner John Coupar, and businessmen Ken Sim—will deliver speeches starting at 6 p.m.

      The party attributed this change on a "technical error".

      But that glitch was seen in a more damning light over social media, as you can see below.