The swearing in this week of COPE’s new School Trustee Barb Parrott, Park Board Members Gwen Giesbrecht and John Irwin, and City Councelor Jean Swanson is only the beginning. Gwen’s election as Chair of the Park Board Committee puts her in a leadership role in that body, and Jean is already planning motions for City Council. An anti-renovictions rally on Friday will help demonstrate public support for her agenda and remind the world that we intend to continue fighting for the city we need both inside and outside the walls of the establishment.

Election Victories Mean Hard Work Ahead