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article imageOp-Ed: Photo Essay — Vision team takes Vancouver again Special

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By Joseph Boltrukiewicz     Nov 20, 2011 in Politics
Vancouver - In the 100th civic election of the city's 125 year history, Gregor Robertson and his team Vision celebrated last night his next 3 year re-election as the Mayor of the city of Vancouver.
In the city of Vancouver the voters elected 1 mayor, 10 councillors, 7 park commissioners and 9 school trustees.
Described as landslide victory by many, Gregor Robertson beat his opponent Suzanne Anton from Non-Partisan Alliance. Robertson won with 77,005 votes while Anton finished with 58,152 votes what gave the number of 35% eligible voters to cast their ballots.
Election campaign on the streets of Vancouver  Nov. 19  2011.
Election campaign on the streets of Vancouver, Nov. 19, 2011.
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The COPE (Coalition of Progressive Electors), a parent party that gave rise to Vision several years ago lost all their seats at the City Council. Another surprise was the Green Party and their representative Adrianne Carr went to the Council along with NPA that won two other spots in 10 seat city council.
Gwen Giesbrecht  Jane Bouey  Tim Louis and Ellen Woodsworth at the COPE headquarters on Saturday nig...
Gwen Giesbrecht, Jane Bouey, Tim Louis and Ellen Woodsworth at the COPE headquarters on Saturday night, Nov.19, 2011.
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"This is a great night for everyone who believes in a bright future for our city", Robertson said in his first words as he thanked all his supporters during the after election party at Sheraton Hotel on Saturday night.
In his speech, the Mayor promised working on city's ambitions to become the most green city by the year 2020 when sharing this experience with the rest of the world. He also addressed broad range of city's problems that have to be continually worked on from the problem of affordable housing up to support for the arts.
Typical look of a polling station  this one sat up at the gym of Grandview Elementary School in Vanc...
Typical look of a polling station, this one sat up at the gym of Grandview Elementary School in Vancouver, the voting region of COPE member, Gwen Giesbrecht.
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The photo story was created while assisting the COPE candidates on the election day, both at their polling stations and at the headquarters in East Vancouver on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
Ellen Woodsworth (COPE) casting her ballot at the gym of Ray-Cam Co-Operative Centre in East Vancouv...
Ellen Woodsworth (COPE) casting her ballot at the gym of Ray-Cam Co-Operative Centre in East Vancouver, Nov. 19, 2011.
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Voters  cheerleading team  encouraging people to vote outside of Lord Beaconsfield Elementary School...
Voters' cheerleading team, encouraging people to vote outside of Lord Beaconsfield Elementary School in Vancouver.
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Outside COPE headquarters in East Vancouver on election day  Saturday  Nov. 19  2011.
Outside COPE headquarters in East Vancouver on election day, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
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This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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