For Immediate Release: Monday, November 14th, 2011
School board candidates from the Coalition of Progressive Electors and Vision Vancouver are demanding the provincial government stop forcing the Vancouver Board of Education to pay expensive carbon offsets that cost $405,000 last year.
COPE and Vision say giving the Pacific Carbon Trust nearly half a million dollars a year to pay for controversial projects like heating improvements at the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa or work by big oil and gas corporations like Encana is irresponsible when the Vancouver Board of Education is cutting teachers, staff and programs due to provincial funding shortfalls.
“We just don’t have $405,000 a year to give away to make big businesses more energy efficient when students are being shortchanged on their education by budget cuts,” says COPE VBE Trustee Allan Wong. “The provincial government must end the forced payment of carbon offsets by the VBE and other school boards immediately – kids badly need that money.”
For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 COPE City Council candidate, Tim Louis, is calling for the HandyDART transportation service to come under TransLink operations, by making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Translink. The HandyDART service is the only
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 COPE released their full election platform this morning at SFU’s Harbour Centre. City Council candidate RJ Aquino, along with Park Board candidate, Donalda Greenwell-Baker, and School Board candidate, Jane Bouey, outlined the party’s
For Immediate Release: Saturday, November 5th, 2011 COPE’s ‘neighbourhood’s first’ philosophy is being exemplified in their most recent platform announcement: the creation of Vancouver neighbourhood councils. The party is looking to bring democracy back to the grassroots level by supporting
For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 Unlike most Vancouver green space, Hastings Park is not governed by the Park Board. COPE Park Board Candidates Donalda-Greenwell Baker and Brent Granby want to see this changed, and called today for the