Ken Sim, John Coupar, and Mark Marissen all think they have the right stuff to defeat Kennedy Stewart in the next Vancouver mayoral race.

This morning, I didn’t want to be writing about the Vancouver mayoral race—18 months before voters go to the polls.

But I’ve been forced into it by the declarations of three mayoral candidates who hope to dethrone Kennedy Stewart on October 15, 2022.

It’s tempting for some on the left to look at Stewart’s three rivals as right-wing clones, all in the back pocket of developers. But that would be a mistake.

Sure, each represents certain interests on those who don’t traditionally vote Green or NDP. And none of them has ever been an outspoken advocate of expanding labour rights, dramatically lifting the minimum wage, or freezing people’s rents.

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Mark Marissen

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Candidate for Mayor of Vancouver (@Mark4Vancouver) with @Progress_Van; Principal, @BurrardStrategy; Senior Advisor, @McMillanVantage. He/him