British Columbia’s Health Care Challenges

British Columbians enjoy a good health care system. It is admired the world over. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its challenges nor that it isn’t tremendously expensive. The planned expenditures on health care this year represent 42% of the operating budget for the entire province. Pharmacare accounts for $1.3 billion, the Medical …

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George Lounge Mixer

Downtown residents gathered at George Lounge in Yaletown to mingle and meet Sam.  Sam told the crowd how genuinely pleased he was that residents were meeting new people and having fun.  Sam also thanked the many volunteers who have helped with his campaign.

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Education in a Changing World

Over the past couple months I’ve been listening to residents of Vancouver-False Creek about what they consider important for the Provincial Government to focus on. Two themes continue to emerge from these conversations…Education and Healthcare. These two areas account for $30.4 billion or 68.8% of the total planned expenditures for the entire provincial operating budget. …

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Parlour Restaurant and Lounge Event

Sam welcomed a large gathering of Vancouver-False Creek residents to the newly opened Parlour Restaurant and Lounge on Hamilton Street.  Sam told the crowd how pleased he was that so many people new to politics are getting involved and how nice it is to see neighbours meeting neighbours at these events.

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Streetcars Help us Reach our Sustainability Goals

In my twenty years teaching at UBC I have come to love this region and this city. My own investigations have made me deeply interested in how our city and region becomes more equitable, ecological, and economically vibrant. It was for this reason that I supported Sam Sullivan’s Eco Density initiative. It is worth noting …

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The Beauty of Urban Farming

Food is universally engaging – everyone eats. Growing food together, preparing food together, and eating food together – these are timeless universal acts of community. However, community doesn’t necessarily occur where there are lots of people – in fact, the opposite is sometimes true. In a densely populated city like Vancouver, community-building activities should be …

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Visit to see Future Olympians

Sam visits the Canadian Dolphin Invitational Swim Meet organized by volunteers of the Canadian Dolphin Swim Club where almost 500 participants from Canada and the US competed. The CDSC was founded in 1956, is based on the shore of False Creek, and has produced many Olympians.

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International Village Reception

Sam spoke to a large group of supporters at the Kentizen Fusion Restaurant in the International Village and shared his thoughts on the Street Car demonstration project which he spearheaded and was so successful during the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. Sam explained what a terrific addition to the neighbourhood the completion of the Street Car would be by …

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The Glorious Diversity of our Riding

Communities like our Vancouver-False Creek riding are becoming far more multicultural and multilingual. Some time ago I realized how important and respectful it was for neighbours to communicate a simple phrase such as a greeting to those whose native language is different. In creating the Greeting Fluency Initiative, I endeavoured to do just that, teach …

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The Olympic Legacies in my Neighbourhood

My husband and I have lived in Downtown Vancouver for many years and for the past 2.5 years we have lived in Coal Harbour. In the past five years Coal Harbour has been transformed into a wonderful mixed-use community within downtown Vancouver. New world-class buildings and the extension to the seawall have made this area …

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