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HomeMiscellanytheBreaker.news Podcast: Looking ahead to Vancouver’s mayoral election and whither Calgary’s Olympic bid?

theBreaker.news Podcast: Looking ahead to Vancouver’s mayoral election and whither Calgary’s Olympic bid?

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In six months, Vancouverites will choose a new mayor. That is because Gregor Robertson won’t seek a fourth term. 

Will it be Shauna Silvester, the Robertson-blessed, Vision Vancouver insider who calls herself “independent”? 

Will it be former Park Board chair John Coupar, lobbyist and Coun. Hector Bremner or accountability activist Glen Chernen for the NPA? 

Pollster Mario Canseco’s research says many Vancouverites like Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr. But will she throw her hat in the ring? 

Host Bob Mackin interviews ResearchCo’s Canseco and Justason Market Intelligence’s Barb Justason about the contenders and pretenders on this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast. 

Also hear an interview with Calgary Coun. Sean Chu, as the bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has divided Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s city council ahead of a pivotal vote on whether to continue the quest, which could cost $4.6 billion or more.

Vancouver hosted the Games in 2010. It put a smile on the face of the real estate, construction and tourism industries. But the public that paid for the Games was left in the dark about the costs.

B.C.’s auditor general never did a final report. The organizing committee’s board minutes, payroll and procurement files are hidden from the public at the City of Vancouver archives until at least 2025.  

All that, plus regular commentaries and a look at news headlines in Cascadia and around the Pacific Rim. 

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