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BC's Hot Button Municipal Candidates, 2011


Tyee reporters zero in on candidates around the province running hard on issues that are high profile, and high risk, too. Among those issues: A "living wage" for city contractors, transparency in government dealings, campaign finance restrictions, and more.

In This Series



Will 'Living Wage' Prove a Winner this Election?

New West councillor faces opposition for pioneering 'moral' policy as other BC candidates weigh pros and cons.

By Katie Hyslop, 7 Nov 2011


Sannich city council candidate Zeb King

Zeb King, the Transparent Candidate

Can pledging to open up government land him back on Central Saanich city council?

By Colleen Kimmett, 8 Nov 2011



Running Against Developers in Condolandia

Nicole Benson of Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver is campaigning for hyper-local democracy.

By Ben Christopher, 9 Nov 2011


Abbotsford councilor candidate Patricia Ross

Abbotsford Councillor's Lonely Stand Against P3 Water Deal

Patricia Ross is sole incumbent opposed to mixing water with 'high-power corporations.'

By Robyn Smith, 10 Nov 2011