on Wednesday,

New data shows Vision is failing to solve homelessness


Vancouver, B.C. (April 16, 2014) – An emergency update this morning on homeless and low-income housing by Vancouver City Manager Penny Ballem shows conclusively that Vision Vancouver is failing on its promise to end homelessness.

Ballem told Council that the City could lose ground on the recently conducted 2014 homeless count hinting that the numbers are not positive.

NPA Councillor George Affleck says the news shows you shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep just to get elected. Continue reading

on Monday,

Vancouver school board not providing trustees with cross-boundary enrolment information: Fraser Ballantyne


Vancouver, B.C. (March 31, 2014) – Vancouver Non-Partisan Association (NPA) School Trustee Fraser Ballantyne says the Vision-controlled Board of Education is placing the controversial issue of cross-boundary enrolment to a closed meeting rather than having a full and open discussion at a public “Committee 2″ meeting.

Ballantyne says he has received a number of calls and emails from unhappy parents who can’t get their children enrolled for Kindergarten in schools right across the street from where they live. He wants to know where other enrolment “hotspots” are and how bad the situation is across the whole city. Continue reading

on Thursday,

Vancouver NPA actively reviewing new Local Elections legislation


The Vancouver Non-Partisan Association (NPA) is actively reviewing new legislation introduced yesterday by B.C.’s Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes.

The two new bills are the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, which would bring changes to local government campaign finance rules, and the Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act.

The Vancouver NPA supports election rules that accord with the principles of transparency, accountability, certainty, and fairness. Continue reading

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on Thursday,

 2014 Civic Election 
NPA Campaign Launch Party & Fundraiser


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Summit level

5:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner & Program
9:30 pm Wrap up

In the lead-up to the November municipal election, the NPA is working hard on a number of fronts to gain momentum. From candidate recruitment to election readiness, this is a critical time for the party as we seek to regain control of municipal politics.

As such, we are hosting a Campaign Launch Party & Fundraiser to coincide with the announcement of new candidates. Please join us to have some fun, talk some politics and raise some money!

For more information and to register on-line:


Phone: 604-227-3566
Email: tickets@leahcostello.com

**For information on additional sponsorship opportunities please contact Leah at leah@leahcostello.com or 604-227-3560