Meet Andrew Wilkinson, BC Liberals candidate in Vancouver-Quilchena

Andrew Wilkinson. Photo: BC Liberal Party

Andrew Wilkinson. Photo: BC Liberal Party

Meeting Andrew Wilkinson can be intimidating. The BC Liberals candidate for Vancouver-Quilchena is a tall man in his early fifties, looking like a self-confident leader in spite of his boyish freckles. Moreover, Wilkinson is a political heavyweight, a former deputy minister and party president. Oh, and did I mention he is also a medical doctor and a lawyer?

On the podium, Wilkinson is a polite gentleman and eloquent speaker. And he is competitive.

“Can we turn up the lights?” is the first thing Wilkinson says when Continue reading

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Meet Nicholas Scapillati, Vancouver-Quilchena’s NDP candidate for the 2013 provincial election

Vancouver-Quilchena's NDP-team. From left: Michael Kushnir, Andrew Wilkinson, Kas Shield

Vancouver-Quilchena’s NDP-team. From left: Michael Kushnir, Nicholas Scapillati, Kas Shield. Photo: Katja De Bock

Kerrisdale Village enjoys a new colour on the main shopping block–orange.

When I enter the new NDP office in the former Thomas Hobbs gift store on 41st Avenue at West Boulevard, I am greeted by the candidate Nicholas Scapillati, his wife Kas Shield, who works as the candidate scheduler and event coordinator, and Michael Kushnir, the campaign manager, who, interestingly, looks like a young Thomas Mulcair. Continue reading