News About Vision Vancouver

Councillor Stevenson Urges Eviction Protection for Tenants

Friday, December 12th, 2008

The “right of first refusal”, which Tim Stevenson is suggesting, is used in Ontario to combat evictions for unnecessary renovations designed to gouge profits and take advantage of a tight rental market. It has effectively removed the financial incentive for landlords to evict tenants for unnecessary renovations. Despite popular belief that this law will result [...]

Supporters, Opposition Respond to Vision Mayoral Victory

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Posted By: Jackie Wong
11/20/2008 12:00 AM
When it was announced last Saturday night (November 15) that Gregor Robertson would be Vancouver’s next mayor, a group of West End residents jumped for joy, joining hundreds of victorious supporters that packed a ballroom in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where Vision Vancouver held its election party. “I feel fantastic!” [...]

Vision Landslide Boon to West End Renters

Monday, November 17th, 2008

As mayor, Gregor Robertson promises to scruitinize permits issued to landlords.

The landslide victory by Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver team is cause for celebration for the residents of the Seafield Apartments in Vancouver’s West End. The residents, who have been threatened with eviction by their new landlords, Jason Gordon and Chris Nelson (Gordon Nelson Investments Inc.), have a powerful ally in Robertson who promised, in a press conference on the Seafield’s front steps November 9th, that he would safeguard renters’ rights and address the increasing city-wide crisis of renovation driven evictions.

Vision Supporters Expect Big Changes

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier
Published: Saturday, November 15, 2008
When early results of Saturday night’s municipal election showed Vision Vancouver mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson with a strong lead, the huge crowd gathered at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver broke into thunderous cheers and applause.
It was the first indication that the close, and sometimes bitter, political race could finally [...]

Vision Vancouver Stands up for Seafield

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Gregor Robertson promises Seafielders he will Scrutinize Permits

Mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson promised renters that, if elected, the city will scrutinize permits issued to landlords to determine whether renovations are necessary to maintain a building, or whether they are being used to justify evictions and massive rent increases.