What Happened to the Year of the Independent?


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Vancouver's 2018 municipal election results are in. Besides mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart, not a single independent candidate was elected to Council, Park Board or School Board. Additionally, eight seats of our ten seat city council have been filled by women, but only one of our ten councillors identifies as a visible minority. So what happened to the so-called "year of the independent"? And how did our council turn out to be mostly white in a city where more than half the population isn't? Seeking Office gets answers from Globe and Mail reporter, Frances Bula.

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