Burnaby is dominated by the Burnaby Citizens Association, which claimed all 9 seats on Burnaby City Council. (Their councillors earned 51% of votes by registered voters).
On November 19, 2011, citizens of Burnaby elected one Mayor, eight Councillors and seven School Trustees for the 2011-2014 term.
City of Burnaby website: http://www.burnaby.ca/Home.html
Mayor and Council: http://www.burnaby.ca/Our-City-Hall/Mayor—Council.html
Previous election results: Updated –
Developers are major funders of Burnaby Citizens Association. Source: https://metrovanwatch.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/vanbursurri-vancouver-burnaby-surrey-richmond/
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan is also very influential in the Metro Vancouver region. For many years he has chaired the GVRD (Metro Vancouver) Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee (http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Pages/committeemembers.aspx). At a controversial Public Hearing on May 2014, he swayed the vote to narrowly approve a major and controversial development in Delta’s Tsawwassen, known as the Southlands. He only revealed his intentions on the day of the Public Hearing, and though Burnaby Council had come out against the development just shortly prior to the hearing, and even though Metro Vancouver staff recommended against approval, his timing in the meeting and weighty influence in the organization probably determined the outcome of the vote. (Reference: https://metrovanwatch.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/fallout-southlands-question-the-rgs/ and https://metrovanwatch.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/tally-metro-vancouver-director-votes-on-southlands-development/)
Regarding election campaign financial disclosure documents…
2011 Disclosure Statements are available at City Hall (4949 Canada Way) in the Clerks Department from 8:00am-4:45pm Monday through Friday. Note also that the Clerks’ Office is open until 8:00PM every Thursday, and there will be staff available to assist you at that time. [We urge you to contact staff to confirm schedule, before going.] Observers are required sign in to view the statements, and will only be able to take notes. Source:
Elections Communications Coordinator
Tel: 604 294 7088 Fax: 604 294 0239
Note also that a Bylaw was created for the 2014 Election to ensure that Disclosure Statements are available online, but unfortunately to review the 2011 details you will have to visit City Hall in person.
Minutes from meeting the bylaw was read: https://burnaby.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?Id=13397&Search=1&Result=2
Minutes from meeting the bylaw was adopted: https://burnaby.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?Id=13415&Search=1&Result=1