To mark UN International Human Rights Day, Mayor Gregor Robertson joined several community leaders in calling on all Vancouverites to stand up against discrimination. The Mayor and community leaders announced they are signing the 101 Days of Action pledge, taking action against discrimination for the next 101 days that culminates in a rally on March 19th marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
August 30, 2016
Dear Minister Philpott,
In the last election campaign, the Liberal party campaigned on a commitment to make public policy based on science and to treat addiction as a health issue, not a criminal issue. We were proud to see these positions taken during the campaign and welcomed a new approach to public policy in Ottawa with the election of your government.
"I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragedy in Lahore, Pakistan today. The horrific nature of this attack, when families came together as a community, is made even more tragic by so many children being among those worst affected.
Vancouver condemns this ruthless act. We support our local Pakistani community in this difficult time and stand, with most heartfelt condolences, with the victims and their families in Lahore."
Today City Council approved Vancouver’s 2016 Budget. This balanced budget will keep taxes and fees low while making investments in priority areas such as affordable housing, transportation, and infrastructure.
“The City of Vancouver plays a strong role in supporting our city’s economic leadership and enhancing the livability and quality of life for our residents,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Vancouver is keeping taxes low while investing in priorities like affordable housing, community services and better service delivery.”
Today’s direction by the Prime Minister of Canada to re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base in Vancouver is great news for our city, and the safety of our harbour and local waters. I spoke with the Prime Minister two weeks ago about how this decision was one of the City of Vancouver’s top priorities for the new federal government, and it is very encouraging to see this commitment being enacted.