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Hector Bremner says NPA’s Ken Sim has won a 'poisoned chalice'

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Eric Zimmer Jun 04, 2018 9:55 am 1,069

After his mayoral nomination bid was rejected by the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) board last month, Hector Bremner had some words for the NPA’s chosen mayoral candidate Ken Sim, after Sunday night’s vote.

In a Facebook post, Bremner congratulated Sim on becoming the NPA mayoral nominee, but added that Sim has won a “poisoned chalice.”

“This is no longer the NPA as most people know it,” he said.

Last month, Bremner announced his desire to start a new municipal party, and after Sunday’s vote, said his supporters, “have asked us to keep moving forward, and we will.”

Bremner also extended “welcoming arms” to the “thousands of Vancouverites who signed up to the NPA, but were disenfranchised by the NPA board which remains in place.”

Those “welcoming arms” include an invitation to a meeting being held tonight, at the Charles Bar, located at 136 West Cordova.

The meeting is set to begin at 5:30 pm.

“#LetsFixHousing has already become the largest political movement in our city, a movement that says ‘yes’ to a bright, inclusive, positive future, and says ‘No’ to the politics of division and fear,” Bremner wrote in the post. “We must continue with our mission.”

Sim won the NPA mayoral nomination on Sunday night, defeating John Coupar, and Glen Chernen, after 1,960 votes were cast.

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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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