by Devon Rowcliffe

With Vancouver’s municipal election just days away (and in fact already begun, thanks to advance voting), we’ve been bombarded with messages from a plethora of political parties. We’ve heard an assortment of snappy one-liners designed to be easily memorized, involving policy promises, character assassinations, spin doctoring, and everything in between.

Sadly, these orchestrated communications campaigns only supply voters with a superficial glimpse of how the various political parties would run our city. However, all of the parties do boast a variety of ideas about how Vancouver should be managed—and below is a short (and highly subjective) selection of some of their more innovative promises that are unique to each party.