Notice of Annual General Meeting

All members in good standing are invited to COPE’s 2009 Annual General Meeting.

WHEN: Sunday, April 5th at 2:30pm
WHERE: Ukranian Orthodox Hall
154 East 10th Ave, Vancouver

On the agenda:
Members will elect a new executive and approve annual reports. There will be a keynote presentation by David Eby, from the BC Civil Liberties Association, on the Olympics and Civil Liberties.

Any member in good standing is eligible to run for the positions of:
External Chairperson
Internal Chairperson
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
Membership Secretary
Member-At-Large (5)

Information: or 604-255-0400

Members wishing to renew their memberships may do so by calling or emailing the office and making a contribution by cheque or online HERE.

COPE to host Debate on STV

On Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm, COPE will be hosting a free debate on Single Transferable Vote (STV) at the Creative Individual Studio (110-60 E 5th Ave) in Vancouver. The debate will be followed with a DJ and cash bar.

According to COPE external chair, Lucas Schuller, while COPE doesn’t have an official position on STV, it’s important to help facilitate the debate. “Electoral reform is a huge issue for those of us who want to empower a larger segment of our voting population.” He continues, “STV is a specific proposal on the ballot this May 12 and we need to talk about it.”

Schuller hopes the event will attract a broad range of participants – traditional lefties, those interested in electoral reform and younger people who so often feel like their vote doesn’t matter.

Representatives from the official “Yes” and “No” committees will be participating.


Grand March for Housing

The Citywide Housing Coalition’s Grand March For Housing takes place on Saturday, April 4. Dozens of community, faith and union groups have endorsed this march which calls for an end to homelessness by building social housing, raising welfare & minimum wage rates and increasing protection for tenants.

Start at Noon: at Peace Flame Park, Main Street SkyTrain Station or Carnegie Centre. March to Vancouver Art Gallery. Rally at 1:30, with music and speakers.

For more information, or to order printed posters:

Download posters & flyers at:

March 12, 2009: Notice of AGM, Debate on STV and Grand March for Housing

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