Vision Vancouver is one of three parties represented on Vancouver City Council in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver City Council is the governing body of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Vision was formed in the months leading up to the 2005 municipal election.
As centre-left civic party, Vision was founded by former COPE members first elected to Vancouver city council in 2002. The Coalition of Progressive Electors ( COPE) is a municipal Political party in the Canadian city of Vancouver British Columbia. Following that election, Mayor Larry Campbell and Councillors Jim Green, Raymond Louie and Tim Stevenson were soon dubbed "diet COPE" by the local media due to their moderate positions on taxation and development, as opposed to the more leftist "COPE Classic" Councillors. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Larry W Campbell (born February 28 1948, in Brantford Ontario) is the former Mayor of Vancouver Jim Green, is a American-Canadian municipal Politician and university instructor Raymond Louie ( 雷[[wikt 建|建]] 华) is a Vancouver City Councillor and a former school Trustee Tim Stevenson (b Vancouver British Columbia) is a Canadian Politician and United Church Clergyman. Diet Coke (formally known as Diet Coca-Cola) is a Sugar -free Soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company.
Ongoing disagreements between the two factions led to Campbell and his allies forming an independent COPE caucus in December 2004. At the same time, supporters of Campbell and his allies created a fundraising organization independent of COPE called "Friends of Larry Campbell. "
This group and its backers eventually formed a new party called "Vision Vancouver," initially to be led by Campbell. However, when Campbell announced that he would not seek a second term as Mayor, he called on Jim Green to run to succeed him. The party decided in August 2005 to run only five of a possible ten Council candidates and did not contest school board and park board slate elections.
In the election for Vancouver City Council held in November 2005, four Vision Vancouver candidates (Raymond Louie, Tim Stevenson, Heather Deal and George Chow) were elected, but the party's mayoral candidate, Jim Green, was defeated. Heather Deal is a Vancouver city councillor who was elected as a member of the Vision Vancouver party in 2005 George Chow (zh '''周烱華''' is a Vancouver City Councillor who was elected as a member of the Vision Vancouver party in 2005