For Immediate Release: February 28, 2012

The entire COPE family is saddened to learn about the passing of Jim Green. Elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002 as a COPE member, Jim used his time on Council to continue his passionate work for working people and the poor that was the hallmark of his activism.

Ellen Woodsworth, who served alongside Jim remembered him as a legend in the Downtown Eastside, working with Libby Davies, Jean Swanson and Bruce Erickson at the Downtown Eastside Residents Association (DERA) and fighting with the province and the city for the poor and for the neighbourhood.

“As a COPE Councillor he leveraged the Olympics to build Woodwards with social housing and fought for one third social housing at the Olympic Village,” said Ellen. She also recalled Jim’s passion for the arts, setting up a program of artists performing before each Council meeting and fought for increased city funding. “He was a legend in his own time.”

Everyone at COPE wishes his family and friends comfort and peace in this difficult time.

COPE Statement on the Passing of Jim Green