The Vancouver Scrum

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—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Funny thing is, the Mayor wasn't actually there; he was conspicuous by not only his absence, but also the absence of any reference to the Mayor by almost everyone at the NPA love-in. Quite odd, when one considers that the Mayor has been involved with the NPA for decades.

The Mayor is still, despite his recent invisibility, Philip Owen. Owen, you may recall, was effectively forced out of the Mayor's chair earlier this year when NPA directors supportive of Clarke ruled that Owen would have to defend his mayoral nomination if he wanted to run again. Owen would be at a disadvantage; Clarke had been organizing a run for the mayor's chair for over a year. The NPA support in the Gastown and Chinatown businesscommunity also was tiring of Owen and his stance on the city's approach to hard drugs; Clarke was much more to their liking.

The actual Mayor has not yet endorsed any candidates or political parties in this fall's election.

A thank-you to...

The Republic of East Vancouver, Vancouver's opinionated newspaper. They've tossed the Scrum into their media digest, praising the coverage of local politics, and referring to this site as a "blog with an attitude." Oddly enough, I've been trying to tone down my attitude when I post here...

and to, for an inclusion on their links page.
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