Last Candidate Standing event will introduce voters to all 61 municipal election candidates

On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) and UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will proudly present Last Candidate Standing, Vancouver’s most inclusive all-candidates’ forum.
Unlike other debates, Last Candidate Standing doesn’t just focus on the frontrunners – all 61 registered candidates running for mayor or council have been invited to make their case before an expert panel and a sold-out audience of more than 200 voters.
“This event is a great opportunity for voters to learn about the diversity of candidates who are seeking office in our city,” says Anthony Hamilton, coordinator of the VPSN’s Democratic Spaces working group. “We’re pushing the boundaries of the debate format to have some fun while creating a more inclusive public forum that represents the full spectrum of viewpoints in this election.”
Last Candidate Standing will be hosted by Vancouver-based writer and broadcaster Steve Burgess. Panelists include:
• Theresa Lalonde, reporter, CBC Vancouver
• Matthew Soules, assistant professor, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
• David Beers, editor-in-chief, The Tyee
• Alissa Sadler, vice-chair, Vancouver Public Space Network
The sold-out event takes place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at UBC Robson Square. In between rounds of the candidate showdown, local band Wee Boy Pretty will provide musical entertainment.


Backgrounders on Election Issues

Over the past few weeks, mayoral candidates Anton and Robertson have spoken at great lengths about homelessness and will debate the issue on November 7th . To view a fact sheet on homelessness and what progress the City has made over the past three years, click here or check out our Election Issues – Homelessness page.

Additionally, the voters will be asked three capital spending plans when they vote on November 19th.  Be prepared by checking out this summary of the questions and their implications.

Election Headlines, Oct 30th – Nov 2nd:

Last Candidate Standing – only a few seats available

The 2011 edition of Last Candidate Standing is an election mixer and rotating debate that’s open to all mayoral and council candidates.  The event will be hosted by author and broadcaster Steve Burgess and is a co-production of the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) and UBC’s School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture.

Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at UBC Robson Square.

Last Candidate Standing is FREE but you need to sign up to attend. 

Register now because there are only a few seats for the event remaining.  To save your spot, visit our EventBrite registration page:

Election Headlines, Oct 27th – Oct 29th


Candidate Forums for this week

Park Board Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Britannia Community Services Centre

1661 Napier Street (@ Commercial Drive), Vancouver, BC
All forums take place in the Secondary School Auditorium

Council Candidate Meetings

October 26, 2011 6:45 pm

Residents Association Mount Pleasant

Heritage Hall – 3102 Main street @ 15th Ave.

Thursday Oct 27, 2011

Mayor and Council Forum
Location: Britannia Auditorium 1001 Cotton Drive
6:30-8:30 pm
Contact: Brenda Coombs 604-718-5808

 Killarney Council Candidate Forum

7:00 PM

Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney Street


7:30- 9:00pm

1305 West 70th Ave/at Hudson


Video from the Mount Pleasant Mayoral Debate

On October 21st, mayoral candidates Suzanne Anton and Gregor Robertson participated in debate hosted by the Vancouver Courier.  To watch parts of the debate click here.