Vancouver's Right-Wing Politics - Is the NPA done?

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Vancouver's Right-Wing Politics - Is the NPA done?

If the truth be told Geoff Meggs & Vision Vancouver have basically destroyed Vancouver's right-wing political party - the Non-Partisan Association. Quite the name these wingers chose, as it is as partisan right-wing as they come. 

Cry your heart out CKNW, Sun, Province Mikey Smyth, Keith Baldrey, Trvor Lauten, etc. It looks good on all you right-wingers

I sure am going to miss Norm Ruff

http://vancouversun.com/news/politics/obituary-veteran-political-scienti...

 

Now this sure looks like the final nails are being put in the NPA coffin:

Park commissioner Erin Shum raises prospect of new civic party eight months after leaving NPA

https://www.straight.com/news/954536/park-commissioner-erin-shum-raises-...

Hopefully Meggs and friends can do to Dianne Watts, our former Queen of Surrey, the high priestess of the crime capital of Canada under her watch,  or whoever the wingers choose to lead them, and to the Liberals, what he has done to the NPA. 

JKR

My hunch is that the NPA will win this October's bi-elections and next year's civic general election.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

JKR wrote:

My hunch is that the NPA will win this October's bi-elections and next year's civic general election.

Could you elaborate on what informs that hunch?

wage zombie

It will be hard for Vision to stay in power given the housing affordability crisis.  After Vision, NPA is the party with the next-highest level of support.

JKR

wage zombie wrote:

It will be hard for Vision to stay in power given the housing affordability crisis.  After Vision, NPA is the party with the next-highest level of support.

That is what I was thinking. I also think the right will coalesce their vote around the NPA and the left will split the vote a few ways. Also, I think that after being mayor since 2008, people are growing weary of "Mayor Moonbeam." I hope he has the sense to step aside before the 2018 election.

Too bad we are stuck with the unfair at-large FPTP system. We should switch to PR-STV.

ouroboros

If I was a betting person, I would say the Greens will win the byelection for council and a Green - Vision group will win school board. In 2018 it'll be a Vision and Green majority with the NPA with 2 seats.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

ouroboros wrote:

If I was a betting person, I would say the Greens will win the byelection for council and a Green - Vision group will win school board. In 2018 it'll be a Vision and Green majority with the NPA with 2 seats.

Sounds liveable.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

FWIW, I'm not actually sad that local municipal politics  (I live in Toronto) don't have overt parties or "slates". 

Centrist

FWIW... By-election public opinion poll from few weeks ago:

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Where is "One City" on the spectrum?
Also, does COPE still exist?

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

COPE By-Election Nomination Meeting

Vancouver is having a By-Election! On October 14, 2017, Vancouver voters will choose the councillor to replace Geoff Meggs who has left city politics and will also elect a school board.

Vancouver has not had an elected school board since one was fired by the then BC Liberal Government in October 2016.

Join Us Tuesday August 29th for COPE’s Nomination Meeting for the Selection of Candidate(s) for the Civic By-Election.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 29 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM7 pm Registration
Location: St. James Community Square
3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2L2

Vancouver needs COPE’s Strong, Inclusive and Progressive voice in our civic government.

We will select our candidate for City Council and candidates for the School Board