“Issue of public democracy are central to the work we do. We organize this event because we want to change up what is often a tired debate format, and have a bit of fun with it,” said Paola Qualizza, Chair of the VPSN. “We invite every candidate who is running for Mayor or Council to take part because we believe that all candidates should have a chance to share the stage and show us what they’ve got.”
After nearly three hours of debate, the 2014 Last Candidate winner was declared: Andrea Reimer (Vision Vancouver) who won against runner up Pete Fry (Green Party) based on her answer to a question about how to address social isolation in Vancouver. She spoke of when she was sick in the hospital and saw the contrast between people there who had friends or family visiting them versus those who did not.