“I am running for mayor because I believe that Vancouver needs to build strong, inclusive, and sustainable communities. Vision and the NPA have poor records with regard to providing for the needs of our city’s most marginalized. It’s time to change city hall, for the people of Vancouver to have a stronger say in what happens in our city, I am running for mayor because it is time for real consultation in this city, we need leadership that will not only listen but will act based on the feedback of residents. Together we can be build a strong, inclusive and sustainable future for Vancouver.” – John Yano
John Yano is a social and environmental justice advocate, and is currently a member of the federal and provincial riding NDP executives and former member of the BCNDP executive,. He is also a former HEU shop steward, member of local executive and member of two provincial union committees including the LGBT Standing Committee.