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Possibility of 1st Indigenous mayor of Vancouver prompts calls for more diversity in city politics – CBC

Having a non-white person as mayor would transform conversations in the city, says Coun. Andrea Reimer

May 16, 2018

Ian Campbell’s run to become a candidate for mayor of Vancouver could result in him becoming the first Indigenous person or person of colour to hold the position since the city was incorporated in 1886.

The Squamish Nation councillor announced Monday that he is seeking nomination to run for mayor under the Vancouver Vision banner — and that’s sparked a lot of discussion about Indigenous representation in city politics.

Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer — who recently found about about her own Indigenous identity — says having a non-white person in such an influential role would transform conversations in the city.

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