The Coalition of Progressive ElectorsLa Coalition des Électeurs Progessifs
Dear Members, Come select your mayoralty candidate for the 2018 Municipal Election, aprove updates to the 2018 COPE Election Policy Platform, and more.

COPE Nomination Conference Sunday August 19, 2018.

Date and Time: Sunday August 19, 2018 – 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm    (Registration opens at 1:00 pm.) 

Location: Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver, V6A 3K1

At our Nominating Conference, COPE members will decide whether to nominate or endorse a candidate for Mayor.  The Voting Membership shall, by simple majority, vote either to endorse and independent mayoratly candidate, to nominate a COPE mayoralty candidate or to neither nominate or endorse a mayoralty candidate.
PLEASE NOTE One nomination has been received for Mayor. Our first nominee is Patrick Condon.

UPDATE: Prof. Condon has had to withdraw due to a medical emergency. We offer concern and support to him and his family and regret the loss of his very strong candidacy.

We continue to welcome other candidates subject to the conditions below:

NOMINATIONS:  A candidate’s name may be included on a Nomination Ballot provided:

  1. A completed application of intention to run is received by COPE no later than 15 days prior to the Nominating Conference
  2. The candidate meets and has signed off on the eligibility requirements listed below
  3. The candidate has submitted nomination papers signed by 10 COPE Voting Members in good standing
  4. The candidate has been vetted and approved by the COPE Campaign Committee.

Anyone interested in making or seeking a nomination should send an email asap to cope@cope.bc.cs

PLEASE NOTE that as per COPE Bylaws, to be eligible for nomination, a candidate must:

(a) be a member in good standing,

(b) be legally entitled to run for civic office,

(c) be a current or former resident of the City of Vancouver, and

(d) pledge his or her support for the policies and purposes of the Society.

In order to vote at a General Meeting you must be a COPE Member in good standing a minimum of 30 days prior.

For the August 19 nominating conference the deadline to join is July 19, 2018. Click here to renew your membership.


Jean Swanson moves that COPE Members endorse the People’s Vision for Chinatown.

Coming Up!

On Thursday, July 12, join Derrick O’Keefe, COPE’s candidate for council for a fundraising dinner.

Time: 6:00-9:30 pm

Location: New India buffet + Bar & Restaurant

901 west Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z4M3

Let Derrick know you are coming 

August 4, 2018 Join your fellow COPE members at the Vancouver Dyke march.

August 5, 2018 Come march with COPE in the Annual Vancouver Pride Parade and the Sunset Beach Festival 

August 26, 2018 Come to COPE’s Garden Party at the home of Susanne Dahlin and Michael O’Neil 2128 Grant Street

In solidarity,

Connie Hubbs & Rider Cooey, Co-Chairs of COPE – the Coalition of Progressive Electors

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August 19th Further Nominations Meeting