Sam Sullivan

Claiming Chinese heritage to court Vancouver vote

A large, framed piece of Chinese calligraphy hangs from the wall of Vancouver city councillor Raymond Louie's office.

Sunday, 30 March, 2008, 12:00am

Tough times in the mayor's office when political bedmates fall out


The office of Vancouver mayor has always been regarded as a political prize and springboard to greater glory. Past mayors have gone on to become provincial premiers; previous mayor Larry Campbell eased into a spot in the federal senate.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

A war of words over mayor's use of one word


When mayor Sam Sullivan announced his initiative to reduce the city's ecological footprint last year, the word rolled easily off the tongue, even if it baffled spellers. It's EcoDensity, no hyphens.

The way Mr Sullivan envisions it, EcoDensity will reduce urban sprawl by increasing the number of multiple-unit buildings in the city.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Vancouver's mayor looks to alternative for human flotsam


The Downtown Eastside is all too often a one-way gate. People arrive in the drug-addled community and leave in police cars and ambulances. The Downtown Eastside, a narrow strip of a few blocks along Main Street bordering Chinatown in the city's centre, has existed for decades, but since the 1990s, what has always been a skid-row part of town degenerated rapidly.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Welcome to our new daily City Views column, bringing you despatches detailing life in the international cities that so many Hongkongers also call home.

It takes either a supremely assured politician or a wilfully deaf one to ignore the pleas of his advisers. Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan may be a quadriplegic, but he is emphatically not deaf.

1 Jan 2007 - 12:00am