The race heated up in Electoral Area A last week, as the five candidates for Director duked it out at a debate in the Old Barn Community Centre.
The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA), which hosted the debate, asked candidates to discuss their positions on governance, transit and the futures of Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the UBC Farm. It was the first time candidates met to debate the issues publicly.
This year’s race gives voters a choice of five candidates:
• Maria Harris, an economist and member of the ratepayer’s Association;
• Charles Menzies, a UBC professor of anthropology and member of the University Neighbourhoods Association;
• Matthew Naylor, a fourth-year political science student and resident of UBC;
• Fred Pritchard, former associate vice-president of Campus and Community Planning at UBC and resident of University Town;
• Ben West, a Vancouver resident and a Healthy Communities campaigner for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee;
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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