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Vancouver Council: Vancouver and Housing Crisis

vancouver council: Yes, I got it that Green Party candidate Pete Fry, the son of Trinidadian born Liberal MP Hedy Fry, handily won a spot on council, according to Vancouver Courier. But for the major ethnic groups in our city, people of Chinese, Indian or Filipino heritage, the representation is zero.article continues below Trending Stories How to get a free reusable festive red cup at Starbucks You can walk over the Seymour Canyon Suspension Bridge next month Vancouver loses to Kimberley in pot shop licence race Class Notesrelated Meet your new Vancouver city councillors Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart promises housing crisis in better shape' by 2022More women elected to Vancouver council but still work to be done Don't blame the political parties. But the result that could be a game changer is the colour of the council that will now represent our city, a city that is roughly made up of 45 per cent people of colour. Right, left and centre included visible minorities on their ballot. And these are groups Chinese, Indian and Filipino whose presence and contribution is undeniably growing. A person of Chinese heritage has run for mayor in the past two elections. ( As reported in the news.