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On October 20th, 2018, Vancouverites will vote in a new mayor, city council, park board and school board. This is a change election, in the midst of Vancouver’s worst housing crisis. With a fractured right and a divided left, CiTR’s News Collect...Show More
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A Mansion Vs. Expensive Rental

0:00 | Jun 29th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On June 25th, council voted down a townhouse re-development application at 4547 Granville Street. In the wake of...Show More
Increase in Renter Protections, Sort of

0:00 | Jun 14th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On Tuesday June 11th, Vancouver City Council unanimously passed several measures designed to improve renter prot...Show More
Charlie & Lina

0:00 | May 20th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. The Bloedel Conservatory turns 50 this year. Perched at the highest point in Vancouver, this triodetic dome is h...Show More
Pete Fry on the 2% Property Tax Shift

0:00 | May 4th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On Monday, April 29th, Vancouver City Council narrowly voted to shift 2% of the tax burden from businesses to re...Show More
Selina Robinson on B.C. Housing

0:00 | Apr 26th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. After an SFU housing panel on Tuesday, April 23rd, B.C.'s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selina Robi...Show More
1805 Larch Street

0:00 | Apr 12th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. In Kitsilano, residents are fiercely protective of neighborhood character. Many say a five-storey apartment set ...Show More
We Run the City

0:00 | Mar 23rd

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. Do city councillors or city staff run Vancouver? This episode examines recent tensions between councillors a...Show More
The Councillor's Dilemma

0:00 | Mar 2nd

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On February 26th, City Council passed a Rental 100 development at 1906-1918 West 4th Avenue. Initially, an amend...Show More
Disruption at Clark & 1st Public Hearing

0:00 | Feb 22nd

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. Following a two-day public hearing, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved a rezoning application that will...Show More
Two Perspectives on Rental 100

0:00 | Feb 15th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. Since the 1960s, the development of rental housing in Vancouver has been in decline. Vancouver's Rental 100 poli...Show More
New West Passes Bylaw to Deter Renovictions

0:00 | Feb 8th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On Monday, February 4th, New Westminster City Council unanimously passed an innovative new renter-protection byl...Show More
Greens Vote for Subway Extension to UBC

0:00 | Feb 1st

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office—At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On January 30th, Vancouver City Council voted to extend the Broadway corridor subway line all the way to UBC. Ve...Show More
Rental 100

0:00 | Jan 25th

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office — At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On January 15th, Vancouver City Council passed two new developments at 2230 Harrison Drive and 3532 East Hasti...Show More
Vancouver's 2019 Property Tax Increase

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2018

From CiTR's News Collective, this is season two of Seeking Office — At-Large. Bringing you innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. Vancouver City Council approved the $1.5 billion 2019 budget on Tuesday, December 18th, as well as a capital p...Show More
Why the Greens Voted to End the Provincial School Tax

0:00 | Dec 14th, 2018

From CiTR's News Collective, this is At-Large — innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On Wednesday, December 12th, Vancouver City Council passed a motion to request that the provincial government withdraw a tax on properties valued at over...Show More
Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buyouts

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

From CiTR's News Collective, this is At-Large — innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On Tuesday, December 4th, Vancouver City Council voted on a motion put forward by COPE City Councillor Jean Swanson. The motion — which aimed to enhance ...Show More
Councillor Swanson Tables First Two Motions

0:00 | Nov 16th, 2018

From CiTR's News Collective, this is At-Large — innovative storytelling from Metro Vancouver. On Wednesday, November 14th, the News Collective went to Vancouver City Hall to cover a rally in support of Councillor Jean Swanson's first two motions b...Show More
What Happened to the Year of the Independent?

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2018

Vancouver's 2018 municipal election results are in. Besides mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart, not a single independent candidate was elected to Council, Park Board or School Board. Additionally, eight seats of our ten seat city council have been filled by...Show More
UBC Students for City Council

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

Many UBC students live in Vancouver and will be eligible to vote on October 20th. So what are the issues that matter most to them? In this episode students at UBC's Point Grey campus share their perspectives on Vancouver's 2018 municipal election...Show More
The Power of Polls

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2018

Polling done by Research Co. finds that Kennedy Stewart is winning in the race to be Vancouver's next mayor. In second place is the NPA's Ken Sim and in third is independent candidate Shauna Sylvester. With Stewart and Sylvester both positioned centr...Show More
Justin McElroy on Why UBC Residents Can't Vote for Mayor

0:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

On October 20th, Vancouverites from every neighborhood head to the polls to elect ten at-large councillors and one mayor — every neighborhood except one. West of Blanca street, there are 15,000 permanent residents and 12,000 students who can’t vo...Show More
OneCity Endorses Kennedy Stewart for Mayor

0:00 | Sep 21st, 2018

Vancouver municipal party OneCity, has endorsed independent candidate Kennedy Stewart for mayor. OneCity council candidate Christine Boyle explains some of the subtle differences between her party and Vancouver's other left-most party COPE, as we...Show More
Why Greens & Independents Surge in Vancouver Council Election with Mario Canseco

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

The most recent poll published by Research Co. found that Vancouverites have more confidence in the Green Party and independent candidates than any other party or group. We discuss how these results relate to B.C.'s new campaign finance limits and th...Show More
Econ 101 with Hector Bremner & Kevin Milligan

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2018

Will increasing supply solve both Vancouver's housing crisis and its social woes? Yes, Vancouver's Hector Bremner thinks so. With reporting from Yes, Vancouver's July 28th Candidate Selection Meeting, we put Hector's fiscally conservative, social...Show More
Elections BC on Third Party Advertisers

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2018

There's been a lot of buzz about the new billboards promoting Hector Bremner. And mysteriously, the group who paid for them, hasn't been answering phone calls or emails. What level of transparency are third party advertisers required to provide to...Show More
An Overview of Vancouver's Municipal Election with Ian Bushfield

0:00 | Aug 30th, 2018

Average-citizen-turned-election-expert Ian Bushfield has been graphing and tallying Vancouver's municipal parties and candidates through open-source information sharing and public survey. In this episode, Ian talks about his participatory research me...Show More
How We Got Here: Part 2

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

Vancouver's Civic Government Vancouver isn’t like other major Canadian cities. Unlike the majority of Canada, Vancouver has political parties at the local level and elects councillors to the city at-large, as opposed to specific wards, or geograph...Show More
Jean Swanson of COPE

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2018

Jean Swanson recently served four days in prison for breaking a court injunction on Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby tank farm facility. Jean speaks with CiTR's News Collective about her run for city council with Vancouver’s Coalition of Progressive Electors ...Show More
Peter Labrie & Coalition Vancouver

0:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

Wondering what Wai Young's Coalition Vancouver wants to do besides remove bike lanes? The News Collective gets a preview of this new civic group's housing plan and learns about its self-described centrist values from Coalition Vancouver president and...Show More
Live Interview with David Chen of ProVancouver

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

This interview was originally broadcast as part of Democracy Watch on CiTR 101.9 FM. It has been edited for clarity. This April, ProVancouver joined an already crowded race for office in Vancouver's 2018 civic election. ProVancouver, lead by mayor...Show More
How We Got Here: Part 1

0:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

A History of Vision Vancouver It’s 2018—election year. For the past decade, centre-left party Vision Vancouver has held a majority on council and the mayor’s seat. This term, Vision is running a new slate of young and diverse candidates, with few...Show More
Vancouver's Randomized Ballot

0:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

In advance of Vancouver's municipal election, a motion passed in council to randomize the order of candidates listed on voting ballots. This episode features political scientist and University of Calgary professor Jack Lucas who argues that rather th...Show More
Green Party Nomination Meeting

0:00 | Jul 4th, 2018

This is an original report from Vancouver's Green Party election nomination meeting on June 27th. It includes an interview with incumbent Green city councillor, and potential de-facto mayor, Adriane Carr. This segment was originally broadcast on June...Show More
Kennedy Stewart & Demovictions in Burnaby-South

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2018

Kennedy Stewart is Burnaby-South's NDP Member of Parliament. He's also running to be Vancouver's next mayor. Although Stewart is leading in the polls, he has received repeated criticism for his failure to speak out against mass demovictions happening...Show More