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Hardwick urges Vancouver council to defer its citywide rezoning by-laws

Colleen Hardwick address City Council

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver council candidate Colleen Hardwick has urged Vancouver City Council to "press pause" on its plan for a mass rezoning of all neighbourhoods ostensibly to enable more housing through greater density.

"It is an abuse of due process to do such a major policy change as this time without adequate consultations with neighbourhood groups and while most of the councillors are leaving office and not seeking re-election," Hardwick told a public meeting of Vancouver council's Finance and Services Committee on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 19).

Hardwick agreed that some changes are needed to improve access to housing in the city but that the substance of what is being proposed is flawed and the process unconscionably rushed.

A born and raised Vancouverite with deep roots in the city, Hardwick is an entrepreneur, academic and community leader experienced in many industries and policy sectors that are critical to the well-being of the City of Vancouver. Her steadfast commitment to making a wide range of improvements to the city’s policies and practises will benefit all of its residents.

Hardwick is seeking a council seat with the Non-Partisan Association in the civic election set for Oct. 20.


Colleen Hardwick announces official launch of her campaign for Vancouver City Council

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Vancouver, BC - Colleen Hardwick is pleased to announce that the official public kick-off of her campaign for a seat on Vancouver’s City Council will take place on Wednesday September 5 at 11 a.m. in Olympic Village on the corner of Walter Hardwick Avenue and Manitoba Street.

“This is a change election and I feel compelled to be part of the Change Vancouver needs, with Mayoral candidate Ken Sim and the entire NPA TEAM,” said Hardwick, one of eight council candidates nominated by the Non-Partisan Association.

“Our city is at a tipping point. Vancouverites are frustrated by affordability challenges, by the decline in core services and by the lack of accountability at City Hall, but it doesn't have to stay that way. If I have the honour to be elected on Oct. 20 I can assure everyone that I will work hard to represent the best interests of all the people of Vancouver to ensure that we can continue to live in the city we love, and also our children and children’s children.”

A born and raised Vancouverite with deep roots in the city, Hardwick is an entrepreneur, academic and community leader experienced in many industries and policy sectors that are critical to the well-being of the City of Vancouver. Her steadfast commitment to making a wide range of improvements to the city’s policies and practises will benefit all of its residents.

“During the campaign and leading up to the October 20th election, I will propose a variety of significant policy changes that I support. To illustrate the five key themes in my platform, we will take a short walking field trip through Olympic Village from Walter Hardwick Avenue to West 1st Avenue, and from Manitoba to Columbia Streets - at which everyone interested is welcome to attend.”

Learn more about Colleen Hardwick and her campaign by visiting www.colleenhardwick.com


theBreaker.news Podcast: “Are we happy with the city as it has evolved over the last decade?”

The Non-Partisan Association, Vancouver’s oldest political party, has finally settled on a city council slate.

Six newcomers were chosen behind closed doors by the party board and mayoral hopeful Ken Sim. 

Among them is Colleen Hardwick, a former Hollywood North film producer who founded PlaceSpeak.com, a digital platform to consult citizens.

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NPA Vancouver announces City Council and Park Board candidates for upcoming municipal election

NPA Vancouver has announced the names of the City Council and Park Board candidates who will join Mayoral candidate Ken Sim on the NPA slate.

In addition to incumbents Melissa De Genova and Sarah Kirby-Yung, both of whom were previously announced as NPA candidates for City Council, the NPA candidates for City Council include Lisa Dominato (currently on School Board), Rebecca Bligh, Justin P. Goodrich, David Grewal, Colleen Hardwick, Kathy McGarrigle, and Francisco (Jojo) Quimpo.

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