Our platform is developed by COPE members who are passionate about policy to make Vancouver a more affordable and sustainable city to live in.
In 2011, we called for an affordable and sustainable Vancouver. The highlights of our platform were the call for a public housing authority, community passes (similar to the U-Pass) to make transportation affordable. We called for an update to the Cycling Master Plan, tiered business taxes to make it easier for small businesses to succeed, taking ‘big money’ out of Vancouver elections, and strengthening the Four Pillars Strategy. We campaigned on increased funding and decreased class sizes in our schools, and more public washrooms in our parks.
Our entire 2011 Election Platform available here.
In 2008, we campaigned on building We also campaigned on making Translink accountable to users by creating an elected Translink board, and extending the low-income, $45 bus pass to all senior citizens.
Our 2008 Election Platform is available here.
In 2005, we campaigned on pushing Translink to freeze fares, opposed gambling expansion, continuing the Four Pillars Strategy, making Vancouver more bike-friendly by expanding bikeways, and applying fair wage policy for all city projects.
Our 2005 Election Platform is available here.