Fred Harding has been revealed as the NPA’s alternate mayoral candidate | Pro IQRA News

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With just over a month and a half left, the Nonpartisan Association (NPA) has unveiled its alternate candidate for mayor in the Vancouver municipal elections.

In an announcement Tuesday outside Roxy Cabaret on Granville Street, the party announced that it had selected former West Vancouver police officer Fred Harding.

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The site — the site of a machete attack that left four people in hospital in early August — leaves no questions about what the party’s focus will be in the campaign.

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Nor did Harding’s speech to the media, which focused on crime and public safety.

“Our city is no longer safe. What is happening in the streets of our city today is neither merciful nor merciful.

“To think that only harm reduction and slum housing would help the neediest people in our community is a lie.”

Harding ran for mayor in 2018 unsuccessfully with Vancouver coming first, placing sixth with 5,640 votes. Current Mayor Kennedy Stewart received 49,705 votes in 2018.

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During that campaign, a party school board candidate resigned over a video Harding made, pledging to defend “single-sided” parents from “dumping” SOGI 123 in Vancouver schools.

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SOGI 123 is a resource package designed to help teachers and school administrators reduce discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in their curriculum.

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At the time, Harding said his position was misrepresented and that his concern was the way parents were communicated, not the program itself.

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Harding will replace former mayoral candidate and Park Board Commissioner John Cooper, who abruptly withdrew in early August.

Stewart, Ken Sim from Better City, Progress Vancouver will face Mark Marison and Tim for living in Vancouver Colin Hardwicke.

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