Prominent Politicians, Environmentalists and Overdose Prevention Advocates Endorse Forward Together’s Kennedy Stewart

David Eby, Mike Harcourt, Jenny Kwan, Tzeporah Berman and Sarah Blyth are among the well-known public figures who have come out in support of Forward Together mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart

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Mark Hosak
October 06, 2022

VANCOUVER, BC; October 6, 2022 – Eight prominent public figures have endorsed Forward Together mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart in the upcoming municipal election. They are:

  • Brenda Bailey (BC NDP MLA for Vancouver-False Creek and Parliamentary Secretary for Technology and Innovation)
  • Tzeporah Berman (Co-Founder and International Program Director at
  • Sarah Blyth (Executive Director of the Overdose Prevention Society)
  • Katrina Chen (BC NDP Minister of State for Child Care)
  • Libby Davies (former NDP MP and Vancouver city councillor)
  • David Eby (leadership candidate for the BC NDP; former attorney-general and minister responsible for housing)
  • Mike Harcourt (former premier of B.C. and mayor of Vancouver)
  • Jenny Kwan (NDP MP for Vancouver East)

“I am honoured to be endorsed by such an amazing group of accomplished individuals who have done and continue to do so much to make our city, province, country and planet a better place,” said Forward Together mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart. “Their support is a vote of confidence in our plan to significantly increase the supply of housing, protect renters, double childcare spaces, tackle climate change and make our city safer and healthier.”

List of endorsements
The following public figures have endorsed Kennedy Stewart:

Brenda Bailey
“Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Jeanette Ashe are great New Democrats and have done so much for Vancouver. There is a clear choice this election and I'll be voting for them both on October 15!”

Tzeporah Berman
“The choice is clear for Mayor of Vancouver. Kennedy Stewart has the experience and commitment to protect our communities and our climate. His new policies to get polluting gas out of buildings is a major step forward for cities in the fight against climate emergency.”

Sarah Blyth
“People need healthy homes and communities. The choice is very clear – Kennedy is the only progressive in this election. While other candidates talk about arresting the most vulnerable, Kennedy leads with care and compassion. He has been a huge advocate for folks in need and it’s critical that we have that leadership continue. Kennedy knows what needs to be done, and he can get it done with a majority on council.”

Katrina Chen
“Access to quality, affordable childcare is critical for BC families. Kennedy understands this, and thanks to his important partnership, we’re able to fund thousands of spaces in Vancouver. I look forward to continuing to work with him on getting new childcare spaces built for Vancouver families.”

Libby Davies
“Kennedy’s leadership during very challenging times over the past four years, in creating affordable housing, responding to the overdose crisis and pushing for a safe supply, public transit, and the climate crisis has been amongst the best in Canada. I support him to continue doing this critical work for our city.”

David Eby
“Kennedy understands the depth of the housing crisis people in Vancouver are facing. I know he will work tirelessly to increase the number of homes people can afford and I look forward to working with him to deliver results for people.”

Mike Harcourt
“Housing is the key election issue and the best way to provide Vancouverites with affordable housing is Kennedy Stewart and his team's plan. That’s why I’m endorsing Kennedy and his entire Forward Together slate.”

Jenny Kwan
“I am supporting Kennedy Stewart because he has worked hard to put the City of Vancouver on the right path towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, shown real courage in his leadership in addressing the drug overdose crisis and put sustainability at the heart of the city’s future by securing much needed resources to fund transit expansion in Vancouver.”

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Executive Director of Forward Together with Kennedy Stewart.