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One year ago today, just shortly after noon, I signed a bylaw declaring the first Local State of Emergency in the history of the City of Vancouver.A few days earlier,...Read More
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March 19, 2021
Mayor Kennedy Stewart is pleased to mark Ross-Aoki House's opening, a 24-room single-room occupancy (SRO) hotel, which will provide homes for trans, gender-diverse, and two-spirit (TGD2S) residents who are overrepresented...Read More
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March 04, 2021
The following is a statement from Mayor Kennedy Stewart following the provincial government’s announcement on proposed legislation to prevent renovictions.“Today’s announcement is welcome relief to renters all across the city...Read More
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March 03, 2021
Following through on a commitment to rapidly move forward with the decriminalization of simple possession in the City of Vancouver, Mayor Stewart announced that the City’s preliminary application was submitted...Read More
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March 02, 2021
The City of Vancouver announced today it had purchased a building at 2075 Kingsway that will provide approximately 65 new units for people experiencing homelessness, once renovations are complete in...Read More
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March 01, 2021
Mayor Kennedy Stewart was pleased to see new data released by Angus Reid that shows that Canadians understand the overdose crisis's severity and want governments to take action. Encouragingly, a...Read More
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March 01, 2021
More people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, including those sleeping at Strathcona Park, will soon have access to a safe, warm and secure place to stay with 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week support....Read More
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February 22, 2021
Today, Mayor Kennedy Stewart responded to the BC Coroner’s 2020 Overdose Report that represents a tragic loss in Vancouver. 408 people died from, poisoned drugs in 2020 and more than one person...Read More
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February 11, 2021
Mayor Kennedy Stewart today issued this statement following confirmation from Canada’s Minister of Health that Health Canada will begin formal discussions on Vancouver’s plan to decriminalize simple possession of all illicit drugs.
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January 27, 2021
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