VDLC Endorses Vancouver Incumbents
The Vancouver and District Labour Council has endorsed a number of incumbent candidates in the City of Vancouver for re-election in October’s municipal election. Councillors Christine Boyle, Adriane Carr, Pete Fry, Jean Swanson, and Michael Wiebe received the Labour Council’s support, as did Park Board Commissioner Gwen Giesbrecht.
“This election is about who will lead our city in the crucial years of the pandemic recovery, and what priorities they will set in doing so,” says VDLC President Stephen von Sychowski. “These incumbents understand that we need to put people first by protecting the programs and services we all rely on, and addressing urgent issues such as housing, climate change, poverty, and the opioid emergency.”
The Labour Council will consider additional endorsements over the next few months, including those for Vancouver School Board, incumbents who have not yet determined their intentions, and new candidates.
“We need candidates who represent the diversity of our city, who bring progressive values and bold ideas to address the challenges we are facing, and who champion a cooperative approach,” von Sychowski says. “Our goal is a progressive majority committed to moving Vancouver forward, standing up for working people and families, and leading us into a just recovery that centers people, equity, affordability, resilience, and sustainability.
The Labour Council’s next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 15th.