Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 17-23 is Local Government Awareness Week in British Columbia — Do you have keen interest?

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
(Province of British Columbia media release copied below. CityHallWatch and MetroVanWatch join with Minister Coralee Oakes in encouraging citizens to take a keen interest in their local governments, and…

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Who is paying millions to fund the Yes campaign on the transit plebiscite? Who pays the Mayor’s Council’s budget?

Preamble: Follow the money. If you can. Many proponents of the YES vote for the current transit plebiscite in the Metro Vancouver region must also have a sense of justice and fairness, and must expect transparency and accountability from government. … Continue reading

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Social Housing Alliance mobilizes in Burnaby, calls on volunteers to “fight back against developer power”

(MetroVanWatch is sharing this message as a public service.) The Social Housing Alliance ( and local residents in Burnaby are doing a community organizing drive to track, document, and fight back against the threat of a mass displacement of rental housing … Continue reading

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Opinion: TransLink on the wrong track with Broadway subway

(Shared from special to CityHallWatch, contributed by Adam Fitch May 5, 2015.) In the ongoing public debate around the current Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite, the question of whether one should vote Yes or No has generally been framed … Continue reading

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Citizens protest the irony of Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan leading neighbourhood walk (Jane’s Walk) May 1

Hundreds (or thousands) of Jane’s Walks (free, grassroots, guided neighbourhood walks) will be held this weekend in cities around the world. But this year, only one might be the target of a grassroots citizen protest. That would be this walk in Burnaby, … Continue reading

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