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Coquitlam to hold byelection in the fall

July 9, 2013
Coquitlam to hold byelection in the fall

  The City of Coquitlam is headed for a byelection this fall to replace two councillors. City Council voted Monday evening whether or not to allow Linda Reimer and Selina Robinson to take a leave of absense. They chose not to, triggering their resignation and a byelection.  Mayor Richard Stewart:, “That motion carries with Councillors Reid [...]

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Coquitlam residents want byelections to replace councillors-turned-MLAs

July 2, 2013
Coquitlam residents want byelections to replace councillors-turned-MLAs

A group of concerned Coquitlam residents say they want city council to hold a civic by-election to replace two councillors who are now MLAs. The group plans to hand out leaflets at city hall this morning, calling for civic votes to fill those two seats until the next municipal election in 2014. However, Mayor Richard Stewart [...]

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Mayor: Replacing the Bailey Bridge won’t solve traffic problems

June 20, 2013

The Mayor of New Westminster says rebuilding an old bridge that links his city to Coquitlam is a shortsighted solution to the city’s traffic problems. Wayne Wright says Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart’s idea to replace the aging Bailey Bridge with a larger one  ignores the bigger picture. Wright  says with around 10 thousand vehicles crossing [...]

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Coquitlam City asks Premier to help avoid by-elections

June 14, 2013

The City of Coquitlam has written to the Premier to see if they can avoid not one but two civic by-elections after two councillors became MLA’s in May.  Mayor Richard Stewart says they would like the premier to roll back a date in the act requiring a civic by-election.  Stewart says by-election campaigns are costly [...]

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In Metro Vancouver, densification is the price paid for transit

March 11, 2013

The new $ 1.4-billion Evergreen Line is expected to pose a threat to Coquitlam’s stock of affordable housing after it slashes through older neighbourhoods like Burquitlam that have many rental homes. Mayor Richard Stewart says that’s the price Metro Vancouver cities must pay for rapid transit as it brings higher density to neighbourhoods, often with [...]

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