The crowded field of candidates running for Vancouver mayor in the Oct. 20 municipal election will include former Conservative MP Wai Young who says she relishes the competition and that it’s good for democracy. Young, who served as MP for Vancouver-South from 2011 to 2015, is running with a new party called Coalition Vancouver.
As Wai Young stepped, accompanied by a violinist, into this year’s unusually crowded Vancouver mayoral race, she set herself apart. The former Conservative MP for Vancouver South launched her campaign Thursday outside city hall with an event decidedly unlike those of her already declared competitors for the city’s top job, as she combined press conference, campaign rally and entertainment.
Wai Young has issued a statement regarding the nomination of Vancouver businessman Ken Sim as the mayoral candidate of the Non-Partisan Association (NPA). The former Vancouver South Conservative MP congratulated Sim for securing the NPA nomination last Sunday (June 3).
Wai Young, the former Conservative MP for Vancouver South, has finally made her bid for the Vancouver mayor’s chair official. In a Thursday news conference in front of several dozen supporters outside Vancouver City Hall, Young declared that she does not have a political agenda.
‘Dusty old backrooms and glass ceilings’ inspired Vancouver’s new municipal party, mayoral candidate Wai Young says | The Star
VANCOUVER-Coalition Vancouver’s mayoral candidate, Wai Young, says the new municipal party was born after the Non-Partisan Association “backroom boys” told her she couldn’t run for mayor. A level playing field between men and women does not exist quite yet, Young said, and there are still a lot of “dusty old backrooms and glass ceilings.”