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theBreaker.news Podcast: Twelve weeks until Vancouver’s civic election

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Vancouver will have a new mayor in a dozen weeks, but the race is still wide open.

As ResearchCo pollster Mario Canseco tells Bob Mackin on this week’s edition of theBreaker.news Podcast, “We still have a lot of confusion, the number one candidate continues to be ‘I don’t know’.” 

Canseco’s latest poll does show that Kennedy Stewart, the independent NDP MP from Burnaby (25%), is neck-and-neck among decided voters with Ken Sim of the NPA (26%). This, from a poll of 400 Vancouver residents July 13-16. 

Vision Vancouver’s Ian Campbell, the North Vancouver import, has 20% support. But he does not have the Vancouver and District Labour Council endorsement, which went to Stewart. A shocking development, after VDLC backed Mayor Gregor Robertson in 2014. Meanwhile, Patrick Condon of COPE left the race for health reasons. 

Of respondents, 35% said they were undecided and a whopping 63% say they don’t have enough information on candidates and parties. Listen to the full interview for more of Canseco’s analysis. 

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