NPA gains control of Park Board, boosts its presence on School Board and gains extra Council seat

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Party’s mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe congratulates Gregor Robertson on his victory Vancouver BC, November 16, 2014 – Vancouver electors unseated the Vision-controlled Park Board by electing four NPA commissioners to the seven-member board. The winning NPA Park Board candidates are: John Coupar (re-elected). Casey Crawford. Sarah Kirby-Yung. Erin Shum. On School Board, the voters have chosen to restore balance with … Read More

Together, the Vancouver We Want

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An open, positive NPA plan fights for better affordability in Vancouver Vancouver  BC, November 13, 2014 – The November 15th election offers voters a clear choice between the open, positive agenda of Kirk LaPointe and the NPA, and the closed, ideological positions of Gregor Robertson and Vision. After six years of closed-minded government, Vancouver is more expensive than ever before, … Read More

Do You Want Four More Years of “Sorry”?

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Vancouver BC, November 12, 2014 – Gregor Robertson’s eleventh-hour, blanket apology to Vancouverites is an act of desperation by a man who wants voters to give him a third chance at running the city, says NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe. During a radio debate this morning, Robertson apologized to listeners without specifying what he was sorry about. “Voters have told us … Read More

Remembrance Day Message from Kirk LaPointe

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Vancouver BC, November 11, 2014 – On this Remembrance Day, which marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, I wish to honour and remember those men and women whose enormous sacrifices led to the freedoms Vancouverites and all Canadians enjoy today. I would also like pay tribute to those members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have … Read More

An NPA government would put into place many housing ideas from City’s own Task Force on Housing Affordability that have been ignored

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Vancouver BC, November 10, 2014 – Many of the ideas generated through a Task Force on Housing Affordability that have sat idle for two years would be reinvigorated and adopted by an NPA government to address housing affordability, says NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe. “It’s unfortunate so much of the report sat gathering dust instead of being put into action by … Read More

NPA proposes creation of Mayor’s Innovation Council to advise and support Vancouver’s technology industry

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  Vancouver BC, November 10, 2014 – An NPA government will establish a Mayor’s Innovation Council to attract technology investment to Vancouver, building on its plan to make Vancouver a global leader in digital technology, the party’s mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe announced today. The Innovation Council will advise City Hall and Council on how best to attract investment to the City, … Read More

On November 15, Your Choice is Clear: An Open Government or a Closed Government

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Vancouver BC, November 9, 2014 – Non-Partisan Association Mayoral Candidate Kirk LaPointe calls on Vancouverites to reject Gregor Robertson’s closed and secret style of running City Hall and to cast their ballot in favour of the NPA’s open approach that respects citizens’ input into how their city is run. “The NPA is proposing a positive, open style of government,” says … Read More

Kirk LaPointe and the NPA vigorously defend their right to free speech during campaign and demand that Vision Vancouver withdraw its baseless lawsuit

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NPA says the Vision suit seeks to stifle debate and is a blatant misuse of the courts to manipulate public opinion Vancouver BC, November 8, 2014 -The NPA and its mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe call on Vision’s Gregor Robertson and Geoff Meggs to withdraw their defamation suit, with LaPointe vowing he’ll continue speaking out on behalf of concerned citizens. “Free … Read More

NPA releases its list of donors and corresponding dollar amounts

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Release highlights NPA’s commitment to transparency and open government, says party’s mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe Vancouver BC, November 7, 2014 – The Non-Partisan Association released its list of donors today, along with corresponding dollar amounts donated, as part of its central campaign pledge of openness and transparency. “I have said from the outset that transparency will be the hallmark of … Read More