Those of you anxious for more election night fun after the Ontario municipal vote will be able to check out the results tonight in BC! Cities across the province are voting for mayors and councils today and the results are due in soon. Results from Vancouver and environs can be found at CTV BC, CBC, News 1130, CKNW and, of course, Global.
What I find most fascinating is that in Vancouver in particular, you have party politics and actual political parties fighting it out for seats. You have the left-leaning Vision Vancouver party led by Mayor Gregor Robertson, and then there is the centre-right Non-Partisan Alliance with their nominee Kirk LaPointe, and then there are other parties, too. It’s a lot different scene there than most other cities elsewhere in Canada, where everyone basically runs as independents (even though they may be members of provincial or federal parties). So I find Vancouver elections fascinating and weird for that reason, too.