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Party System: Council Members and Vision Vancouver

party system: It operates under a party system and voters elect council members at-large because Vancouver hasn't had wards since the 1930s, according to National Observer. Since 2008, centre-left Vision Vancouver has dominated council under Mayor Gregor Robertson, who is not running again. The city's political system is already unusual in Canada. Before that, the centre-right Non-Partisan Association had the longest ruling legacy with some notable exceptions, including 2002 when the Coalition of Progressive Electors won the mayor's office and eight of 10 council seats. Only four incumbent councillors are running and among them, only one is returning from Vision Vancouver. This year, newcomers who considered throwing their names in the hat are looking at a rare opportunity. ( As reported in the news.