Vancouver 2017 By-Election Panel Discussion on Sep 9th, 2017 with Jean Swanson (Independent) and Peter Fry (Green). Hosts Molly Caron and Imtiaz Popat.
The 2017 Vancouver By-Election is to fill positions for one councillor and nine school board trustees.
Advance voting days: October 4 & 10, 2017
General voting day: October 14, 2017
CREDIT BED: In memoriam to Jim Wong Chu.
Jim was born in Hong Kong and brought to Canada as a Paper Son at the age of 4. He wore many hats: waiter, BC Ferries employee, and longtime Canada Post employee. His true passion, however, lay with the Chinese community as he worked tirelessly to have Chinese history accepted as part of Canadian history. Jim will be remembered as a renowned photographer, historian, editor, writer, radio program producer, and community builder. As co-founder of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop and Rice Paper magazine, his goal was to have at least one Asian writer published every year, and he developed the Emerging Writers Award to assist new writers. Several of the writers he mentored have gone on to win prestigious literary prizes. His book, Chinatown Ghosts, was one of the first books of poetry published in Canada by a Chinese author. He was also a co-founder of Asian Heritage month and produced "Go for Broke," a variety show with an all Asian cast. While Jim himself was the recipient of many awards, his goal was always to see others succeed. (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theprovince/obituary.aspx?pid=186108957)