Open Invitation To Candidates and Parties In The Upcoming Vancouver Civic Elections – Publicize Your Position On Vancouver Housing

“On November 19, 2011 Vancouver residents will vote for 1 Mayor, 10 Councillors, 7 Park Commissioners and 9 School Trustees in the municipal election.”
– City of Vancouver, 2011 Election Information

We see approaches to the challenges of housing as a central issue in the upcoming elections. The following is an excerpt from a letter that has been sent to specific candidates and parties and is posted here to solicit positions from any entities involved in the elections who may not have received an e-mail but would like to make their position known. Positions will be headlined, and linked in the ‘Policies On Housing’ – The Positions Of Local Entities On The Challenges Facing Vancouver Housing’ post and sidebar.
Formal replies via e-mail, please, to

Dear Candidate:
_Invitation to publicize your position on housing policy._
The ‘Vancouver Real Estate Anecdote Archive’ (VREAA) is a local blog that focuses on the personal stories of Vancouver citizens meeting the challenges of housing during a real estate price boom.
We are currently running a series of posts called ‘Policies On Housing’ in which we feature the positions of local political groups/entities who may end up shaping future policy.
We would like to invite you to lay out your policy in that regard, around the following questions:
1. What do you see as the main housing challenges facing Vancouver?
2. What measures do you propose to address those challenges?
3. What is your policy on housing densification?
4. Would you support policies that would lead to a drop in real estate
5. What is your own family’s housing situation?
Your answers to these questions will be headlined as a separate post, and discussion will ensue.
This is an opportunity for you to have your position on this central issue publicized and debated.
Please send your reply to:
‘jesse’ (frequent contributor at VREAA) &
‘vreaa’ (vancouver real estate anecdote archivist)


“Man, I really hope some candidates engage on this. Definitely prepared to listen and consider making choices based on what candidates say here on this issue.” – Royce McCutcheon, Vancouver citizen, reader and poster, VREAA 2 Nov 2011

2 responses to “Open Invitation To Candidates and Parties In The Upcoming Vancouver Civic Elections – Publicize Your Position On Vancouver Housing

  1. VREAA & Jesse, you guys are awesome.

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