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BURRARD STRATEGY WINS  “BEST WEB VIDEO FOR A FEDERAL CAMPAIGN”

BURRARD STRATEGY WINS “BEST WEB VIDEO FOR A FEDERAL CAMPAIGN”

On April 25, 2019, U.S.-based Campaign & Elections, the campaign industry’s go-to-resource, hosted its CampaignTech Awards East in Washington, DC, recognizing exceptional achievements...
Burrard Strategy’s Mark Marissen talks post-election landscape

Burrard Strategy’s Mark Marissen talks post-election landscape

Mark Marissen is a guest in The Majority of BC as he talks of the political landscape after the provincial elections.
Mark Marissen: YIMBYs will dominate future Vancouver politics

Mark Marissen: YIMBYs will dominate future Vancouver politics

VANCOUVER’S HOUSING CRISIS IS THE “NEW NORMAL.” THIS HAS PROFOUND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS, WHICH HAVE ALREADY SHAKEN UP VANCOUVER’S POLITICS. Prior to the crisis,...
Vancouver Election 2018: 8 hot topics and where leading mayoral candidates and electoral organizations stand

Vancouver Election 2018: 8 hot topics and where leading mayoral candidates and electoral organizations stand

7 mayoral candidates and four parties present their platforms on the key issues in Vancouver’s municipal election: housing, the overdose crisis, transportation, governance...
Here’s Hector Bremner’s potential pathway to victory in the Vancouver mayoral election

Here’s Hector Bremner’s potential pathway to victory in the Vancouver mayoral election

Polls have a way of skewing the views of the media—and that can affect the magnitude of coverage for certain candidates.
Vancouver election candidates bring forth fresh ideas to shake up the status quo

Vancouver election candidates bring forth fresh ideas to shake up the status quo

The media and the public love a political horse race. Therefore, it’s no surprise that there’s been a great deal of attention on...
Hector Bremner’s Yes Vancouver issues a report card on political parties’ housing policies

Hector Bremner’s Yes Vancouver issues a report card on political parties’ housing policies

Before you begin reading this article, realize one thing: the chart above will be disputed. That’s because any time a political party rates its rivals,...
Yes Vancouver’s Hector Bremner is winning the video campaign, but will that make him mayor?

Yes Vancouver’s Hector Bremner is winning the video campaign, but will that make him mayor?

There’s been something missing from this Vancouver mayoral campaign—and possibly, it can be traced to campaign finance reform. We’re just not seeing that...
Yes Vancouver names its candidates to run with mayoral candidate (and future MP?) Hector Bremner

Yes Vancouver names its candidates to run with mayoral candidate (and future MP?) Hector Bremner

Today when I saw the list of candidates running with councillor Hector Bremner’s new civic party, two things crossed my mind. First, I...
Vancouver mayoral candidate Hector Bremner wants city to say Yes to his new party

Vancouver mayoral candidate Hector Bremner wants city to say Yes to his new party

Sitting on the Gallery Café patio in his formfitting cadet-blue shirt, cargo shorts, sunglasses, and perfectly parted hair, Hector Bremner looked more like...
Photos: Indian Summer Festival opening party attracts who’s who of Vancouver

Photos: Indian Summer Festival opening party attracts who’s who of Vancouver

It was billed as Vikram Vij & Chef Friends—and there’s not another event like it on the summer calendar in Vancouver.
Surrey First names Linda Hepner as new mayoral candidate

Surrey First names Linda Hepner as new mayoral candidate

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts holds a ribbon during a ribbon cutting at the official opening of the new city hall in Surrey, B.C.,...
NPA’s Hector Bremner wins council seat in Vancouver byelection

NPA’s Hector Bremner wins council seat in Vancouver byelection

The results are in: Hector Bremner will be Vancouver’s newest city councillor. Bremner, the Non-Partisan Association’s candidate, finished with 27.8 per cent of the...
Michael Lee tosses hat into crowded field of B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls

Michael Lee tosses hat into crowded field of B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls

“My name is Michael Lee and I want to change the future of British Columbia by seeking the leadership of the B.C. Liberal...
The redemption of Stéphane Dion

The redemption of Stéphane Dion

Seven years ago, Stéphane Dion resigned as Liberal leader. Today, he joins the Trudeau cabinet as the minister of foreign affairs.
Pacific Future Energy recruits former First Nations chiefs to help launch project

Pacific Future Energy recruits former First Nations chiefs to help launch project

Pacific Future Energy, undaunted by industry skepticism over its plans to build a B.C. bitumen refinery, has recruited two former national chiefs of...

Liberals pull off surprise victory in B.C. election

In an astounding turn of events in British Columbia, Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberals have won the provincial election and will retain power for...

A Liberal- NDP coalition? Forget it One is about sensible, pragmatic government; the other is about labour and dissent. And that’s just one reason

The Liberals are better off without Jack Layton’s NDP, but Michael Ignatieff should work on making the party a ‘ big tent’ again,...

Mark Marissen: On the mark

In America, Mark Marissen would be a star: a man who, for better or worse, battled his foes to usher in a whole...

Parents Backed Ambition

That night, the prospect of the 40-year-old Vancouverite leading the charisma-challenged Dion to victory over Ignatieff or Rae for the leadership of the...

A West Coast Power Player

By taking underdog Stephane Dion to the Liberal party’s top job, Mark Marissen has proven himself as a shrewd campaign strategist and shown...

Mark Marissen, campaign manager

At 40, Marissen is the new wonderkid in Canadian politics – joining a leadership campaign that nobody expected to win and managing it...
All one big family: The Liberal backroom web

All one big family: The Liberal backroom web

The Liberal leadership race is down to four real contenders, each trying to woo delegates from the other for second-ballot support. But eventually,...