University of British Columbia urban planning professor Patrick Condon was preparing to run as COPE’s mayoral candidate, until he was hit by a stroke in July. His doctor told him to take it easy, but he is doing whatever he can to support the party’s candidates and add his voice to the discourse.
Listen to this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast to hear Condon tell host Bob Mackin the latest on his recovery and about his thoughts on the two big issues in this fall’s campaign: housing and transportation.
On housing: “Adding more supply hasn’t really done anything to mitigate prices; an increase in supply in the City of Vancouver has exceeded population growth.”
On rapid transit: “We’ve chosen a different and wrong direction… Every time we hear about [the Broadway Subway], it costs more money. The original cost was $3 billion to get it all the way to UBC. Then they said it’s going to cost $2 billion just to get to Arbutus… it’s $2.8 billion, now.”
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