mayor of vancouver!

awkward-teabag  asked:

Thoughts on how when asked about BC's housing issues, not just Vancouver's, Clark just said (slightly paraphrasing here) that of course she means all of Metro Vancouver? Has she (and the BC Libs) hit the point where they're not even going to pretend they care about anyone outside of Vancouver?

That whole debate was filled with so many ‘alternative facts’ from CC I lost count. Those actions by the BC Liberals were focused specifically on Vancouver. They worked with the mayor of Vancouver. I’m not aware that any similar action was crafted with Burnaby/Surrey/Delta/etc.

And she ignored the other communities with housing crisis outside of Metro Vancouver. I’ve heard that Victoria’s market is getting out of control too, and I’m in Kamloops paying almost $900/month for very basic housing.

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“Alright, that’s a wrap for tonight thanks, everyone!”

You smiled standing off to the side of the street huddled up under a heater blanket. The cold New York air made your breath small white plumes. Everyone began to start packing up equipment, you said goodbye to a few people and walked back with you co-star Aja Naomi King. You both chatted as you made your way down the block to the hotel on the corner that was being used for filming. Both of you entered inside and then said goodbye to one another as you made your way to your separate rooms to remove your costumes. You removed the clothes and returned them to the stylist. Charlie was ready to leave when you were done. Both of you took a car back to Lower Manhattan where your hotel was.

“So listen, I know you said you wanted next Sunday, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to give you that.” Charlie spoke when she finished the sentence she looked up apologetically.

Looking away from the car window you looked to her. “What? No?”

“Listen, it’s just that the Gobles are this Sunday and I’ve got calls out the ying yang for you. We just don’t have the time.”

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On This Day: April 23
  • 1820: The Working Men’s Party, one of the first US pro-labour political parties, founded in New York.
  • 1901: Edward Lam born in the United States. He was a labour lawyer who defended striking workers during 1934 Auto-Lite Strike.
  • 1904: US government splits Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation into allotments, the “surplus” is then given to white settlers.
  • 1914: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell was first published. A classic of socialist literature.
  • 1918: One-day general strike ends conscription of Irish men into British army during WWI.
  • 1935: Relief camp men parade and demonstrate in Vancouver. Mayor McGeer reads Riot Act and police disperse protesters.
  • 1947: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey born in Ireland.
  • 1955: Singapore Bus Workers’ Union strike at Hock Lee Amalgamated Bus Company workers over long hours and low pay.
  • 1956: The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and Canadian Congress of Labour.
  • 1963: CORE activist William L. Moore is killed in Gadsden, Alabama.
  • 1968: Student protesters at Columbia University take over administration buildings and shut down the university in protest at Vietnam war.
  • 1971: Vietnam veterans protest against the war at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, throw their medals on the steps, and testify to US war crimes.
  • 1977: Battle of Wood Green in London stopped the fascist NF in Haringey.
  • 1979: London police murder teacher and socialist Blair Peach on an anti-fascist demonstration.
  • 1993: Death of César Chávez.

Little boys (and puppy) at Charles E. Jones’ Birds’ Paradise, Vancouver, 1935

(Jones was proclaimed Mayor of Vancouver when his predecessor, the 25th mayor, died suddenly in 1947. In 1948 he was reelected in his own right, but his term was cut short by his sudden death on September 1st.)


Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson honours his bet against Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, by reading Nenshi’s pro-Flames poem, “Rebuild”, in a Flames jersey.