Tuesday, November 08, 2005



Hi All!

Recently, the Tyee presented a negative article on Sam
Sullivan written by editor David Beers. In the opinion
piece which attempts to mask itself as a story, it has the
Police Union Head and the Silly Mayor calling into
question whether Sam Sullivan can Chair the Police
board as Mayor due to perceptions of alleged judgement
lapses on the part of Sam Sullivan. But what about the Mayor who tried to put
forward the name of a Lawyer for Police Board
Appointment who was facing disciplinary proceedings. In fact, subsequently, this lawyer was disciplined by the law society for professional misconduct.

Enjoy the letter folks!

Jamie Lee

December 30, 2004

An Open Letter to Vancouver City Councilors

Dear Councilors,

I am writing this letter in regard to a disturbing
news report published by the Georgia Straight on
December 30, 2004.

In this news brief, it mentions that Mayor Larry
Campbell's office had put forward the name of Randeep
Singh Sarai in December,2004 to fill the vacated
police board position.

A number of serious issues have surfaced as a result
of Mayor Larry Campbell's recommendation. Considering
Mr Singh Sarai is facing disciplinary action with the
Law Society of B.C., one is left wondering why the
Mayor deems it appropriate to put forward his name.

As many of you are aware, the whole of City council,
in-camera, either approves or rejects the
recommendation put forward by the Mayor.

According to Mr Singh Sarai, in the Straight article,
he suggests the Mayor is informed of his legal
troubles. What is deeply alarming though is whether
this information was put before you as a council by
the Mayor when exercising your secret vote. This
question needs answering.

While in-camera items are to remain confidential, this
whole issue raises a major concern around the issue of
public trust.

If this background information on one of the police
board nominees wasn't placed before you, it appears
that the Mayor and his office have placed councilors
in a compromising position. It has the potential of
calling into question, the integrity of all council

I think it important that councilors need to
immediately answer whether the integrity of their
public trust offices has been compromised.

You may reply to me via email tricia_foxx@yahoo.com


Jamie Lee Hamilton
Downtown Eastside Resident


Underbelly News
Downtown Eastside


Attending all candidate meetings can be like going to a Movie. Its either real bad acting, dull, funny and comedic or entertaining. Take your pick.

Monday, November 7, 2005 on the campaign trail was interesting. First off my campaign workers and I went to the Mayoral debate at the Roundhouse Community Centre. My workers donned Feather Boas for the occasion since this debate was sponsored by XtraWest and the Gay Lesbian Business Association.We of course wanted to be colourful and we were.

Luckily the schmozzing in the foyer pre the meeting with other candidates was fun since, there was a dismal turn-out for this event. It could have been because Xtra and the GLBA decided to feature only two Mayoral candidates and no Council candidates. As I mentioned I had a good time mixing with Mayoral candidate, James Green--not to be confused with Jim green and Council candidates; Ellen Woodsworth and Bev Ballantyne. Even the Rev Councillor Tim Stevenson wasn't in attendance but thankfully for me Park Board Candidate, Jenn McGinn was. This Gal is amazing. I'm voting for her!

Next up, was the Hastings Community Centre Council debate. This was fun since the neighborhood was charged up and ready to spill blood over certain Councillors reckless betrayals of their neighborhood. Of course, had Councillor Jim Green, Raymond Louie and Rev Councillor bothered to show up, high drama would likely have unfolded. But Green, Louie and Stevenson opted out rather than facing the music. The crowd warmly welcomed all the candidates present, but reserved their loudest applause for Independent Candidates Kevin Potvin and Myself.

The highlight of the evening was when Park Commissioner and NPA Council candidate, Suzanne Anton informed me that her official Campaign photos have been touched-up. In her own words, Councillor Anton said, "do you see how there are no lines around my face. We doctored them with photoshop". Amazing Ms Anton, keep it up but if elected to council, please be careful with Altering any official documents dear!

Later after the meeting my friends, Ryan, Danielle, Tasha, Ron and I headed over to Penny Chinese Restaurant for some delicious food.

A remarkable night at the movies, er I mean on the campaign trail.

Jamie Lee Hamilton