Pete Fry, Green party of van­cou­ver

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Pete Fry hopes to join Adri­ane Carr as the sec­ond Green city coun­cil­lor, an achieve­ment that would al­low the party to make mo­tions with­out hav­ing to ne­go­ti­ate with other coun­cil­lors.

Fry has been ac­tive in ad­vo­cat­ing for com­mu­nity is­sues in Strath­cona and is the son of Hedy Fry, a long­time Lib­eral mem­ber of Par­lia­ment. He ran un­suc­cess­fully for coun­cil in 2014. the Greens say they want to fo­cus on poli­cies the city can do on its own, with­out ask­ing for help from se­nior lev­els of gov­ern­ment. that in­cludes mak­ing it eas­ier to bring cur­rently il­le­gal base­ment suites up to code; a one-year mora­to­rium on the de­mo­li­tion of pur­pose-built rentals; cre­at­ing a renters’ of­fice at the city; and chang­ing the cur­rently neb­u­lous def­i­ni­tion of “af­ford­able hous­ing” to re­flect lo­cal in­comes.

Jen­nifer Gauthier /for metro

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