With the Vancouver Mayoral nomination races taking up much of the ink in our news dailies and weeklies, there remains interesting tidbits that various slates are in overdrive trying to entice potential council candidates.
The municipal party, Vision, feeling the heat to have a few candidates not affiliated with the NDP even went so far as to recruit a former NPA elected official.
Sources confirm that at the April 7, 2008, opening of the Sunset Community Centre, current Vision Councillor, Heather Deal was busy trying to make a deal with the former elected official of the NPA. Interesting is that the former official was also a BC Liberal party candidate.
Vision, like desperate desesperado's are doing everything possible to ensure that they are not seen as the NDP farm team.
The most likely Mayoral nominee for Vision, will be Gregor Robertson, a current sitting NDP MLA.
Three of the four Vision incumbents are affiliated with the NDP. They are Councillors, Tim Stevenson, Heather Deal and Raymond Louie. Another two Vision candidates who have announced their intention to seek a Council seat are Geoff Meggs and Kerry Jang, who are both affiliated with the NDP.
Other Vision potential candidates are Andrea Reimer, who has forsaken the Green party and endorsed NDP'r Gregor Robertson and Heather Harrison, who is also affiliated with the NDP are also considering runs.
Vision most likely will run no more than seven or eight candidates for Council so don't expect this fledgling municipal slate to be considered anything but the NDP municipal farm team.
Oh and the former NPA elected official declined the offer from Ms Deal.
Jamie Lee Hamilton