50 POWER

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste - WRIT­TEN BY Frances Bula, Nathan Cad­dell, Ju­lia Dil­worth, Stacey Mclach­lan, Matt O’grady and Anicka Quin

Eigh­teen years into our an­nual power rank­ing, it’s clear that it’s not just the names on list that change and shift over time, but our def­i­ni­tion of power it­self. In 2018, power isn’t just found in the hands of board room bosses and high rollers (though you’ll find plenty still in this year’s class of in­flu­encers): it’s also wielded by Van­cou­verites who are mov­ing the dial in qui­eter—but equally mean­ing­ful—ways. The grass­roots ac­tivists sway­ing de­vel­op­ers, the hum­ble politi­cians rolling up their sleeves, and the be­hind-the-scenes play­ers fac­ing the opi­oid cri­sis with con­crete so­lu­tions: it’s a list that’s heavy on the nice-guy fac­tor, but don’t be fooled—this city’s power play­ers, on all sides of the game, are in it to win it.

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