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Lois Chan-Pedley 陳尚文

Green Party candidate for Vancouver School Board. Student of nonviolent communication, swordplay, social justice, and parenthood. Superstar problem-solver, web developer, wundermother.

Unceded Coast Salish territories

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Power & Politics

Two days ago, with days left in the candidate nomination process, Vision's mayoral candidate Ian Campbell dropped out of the race. Vancouverites have a lot of feelings about it, not unexpectedly—Vision has been a major party in Vancouver, likely most well known for the bike lanes and very tall buildings that have been put in during its tenure. This wild affordability crisis is often pegged on Vision as well, and I don't think the critics are entirely wrong. (I just also think that critics should be, but are often not, equally vocal about the provincial and federal government, who share a lot of responsibility for this mess). Anyway. My point for this entry is an observation about the reactions I got as a progressive candidate:

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