Big City Mayors Resolution on Bill C10 & CBC Radio Orchestra

Mayor Sullivan is joining with his colleagues in the national Big City Mayor’s Caucus to present a special resolution to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual general meeting in Quebec City regarding the federal government’s proposed Bill C-10. The Bill was introduced during the current session of Parliament. Among other things, it proposes to limit …

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Mayor Sullivan and VPD Chief Jim Chu release FCM report on municipal policing costs

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released a national report on federal policing. It concludes that municipal property taxpayers in Canada are subsidizing federal law enforcement activities to the tune of more than $500 million/year. Towards Equity and Efficiency in Policing (pdf) shows municipalities have seen their share of RCMP contract policing costs rise dramatically …

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Seawall extended to front of Olympic Village

Byline: Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun Some of the last vestiges of Vancouver’s industrial history along False Creek will give way today to the opening of a new 600-metre seawall in front of the Olympic village. For decades False Creek was part of an industrial district that featured heavy-metal industries, shipbuilders and even a barrel-maker. Over …

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Mayor Welcomes Plan for BC Place & Art Gallery

During his 2008 “State of the City” address in January, Mayor Sam Sullivan identified a number of priorities for the coming year. One of the most important was to secure the future of BC Place Stadium for generations to come. Shortly after that speech, Vancouver Council approved a comprehensive plan – and today the next …

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