End Big Money Influence

People tell me they don’t believe the city is on their side when it comes to making Vancouver more affordable. They are upset real estate speculators make huge profits while they can’t afford to buy or rent a home.

As mayor, I want citizens to know I have their back, especially when it comes to accessing affordable housing. Right now, lobbyists have unchecked access to decision-makers and the city's conflict of interest rules are out-of-date and toothless. That’s got to change.

It is time to move Vancouver into the modern era with stringent rules to get speculators and other big money interests out of the backrooms of City Hall.

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Premier Horgan recently took steps to stop out-of-control spending during local elections. As mayor, I will continue this good work by bringing in new conflict of interest and lobbying rules within 100 days of my election to assure residents City Hall is here to serve them, not real estate speculators.

New conflict of interest rules will:

  • Require elected officials and their spouses to proactively disclose of assets, liabilities, and financial interests;
  • Prohibit elected officials from engaging in employment, practice a profession, carry on a business, or hold an office or directorship if these activities are likely to conflict with their public duties;
  • Prohibit elected officials and key staff members from accepting governments contracts or lobbying for 12 months after leaving their positions.
  • Be overseen by an independent officer; and,
  • Allow the public to initiate investigations through the independent officer.

A new lobbyist registry will:

  • Require lobbyists to declare details of their activities on an online registry;
  • Make this information available for the public to view free of charge; and,
  • Levy fines for non-compliance.

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End Big Money Influence
People tell me they don’t believe the city is on their side when it comes to making Vancouver more affordable. They are upset real estate speculators make huge profits while they can’t afford to buy or rent a home. As mayor, I want citizens to know I have their back, especially when it comes to accessing affordable housing. Right now, lobbyists have unchecked access to decision-makers and the city's conflict of interest rules are out-of-date and toothless. That’s got to change. It is time to move Vancouver into the modern era with stringent rules to get speculators and other big money interests out of the backrooms of City Hall. Sign my petition to support ending the influence of big money: