Updated on July 12, 2008
Jim Green formally endorses Geoff
My old friend Jim Green formalized his endorsement of my candidacy this week in a phone call from Haida Gwai, where is he working on a new community development program initiated by the Haida Nation. I first met Jim when we both lived in Strathcona during his period at the helm of the Downtown Eastside Residents Association in the 1980s. I edited Jim’s outstanding history of the Canadian Seamen’s Union, Against the Tide. I also supported Jim’s first run for mayor against Gordon Campbell, his bid for a seat in the Legislature, also against Gordon Campbell, and his two later campaigns for council in 2002 and for mayor in 2005. Jim has an unparalleled record of building social housing and became the key link between Larry Campbell’s team and the development community. I appreciate his support and rely on his advice.