Independent Candidate for Council on
Vancouver City Council

Civic Election 2011

Elect me and I will help turn Vancouver into not just the "Greenest City in the World"
but the Healthiest as well...  AND, best of all, reduce your taxes in the process !
Health, Wealth & Happiness - Do these goals sound impossible in a world (or a city) hobbled  by debt and despair ?  They are not, I assure you, allow me to prove this to you.  
We can - Build a Utopia - and create a Heaven on Earth right here if we want.

Primary Tasks

An independent voice is required on Vancouver City Council, one not tied to any particular party, ideology, or special interests.  Someone with new and innovative ideas that can not only improve your city, but also - improve your life.   

  • Tax Reduction
     - Instead of tax increases - for a change.
  • Accountability & Transparency
     - So you know where your tax dollars are going.
  • Health & Wellness
     - Green is good, but - Wellness is better.
     - To build a better city you need to start with building better people, mind, body & soul.
  • New Social Contract
     - That enables everyone to create wealth along with values worth more than money.
Simon Fraser University Communication Major, BA'86.  Varied career, mostly in marketing and consulting, mostly for local technology firms.  Born and raised in Metro-Vancouver.  Lived and worked in Toronto for a year and Asia for a year.  Married and living in South Vancouver.

Recent Announcements

  • Political Intercourse I have not had any reply to the email I sent to Premier Christy Clark on December 11 nor a response from any of her people.  Both former Premier Gordon ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2012, 5:43 PM by Rick Orser
  • Update - Furry Friends, Occupy, xVANOC COB & Premier of BC LINKS to recent LETTERS & POSTINGS:(Note: Letters best viewed using Internet Explorer)LETTER - TransLink Board - RICK ORSER - Independent Candidate for Councillor on Vancouver City CouncilFORUM - Occupy Vancouver Posting - From ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2011, 12:17 AM by Rick Orser
  • Thank-you for Voting for Me ! I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all 3996 people who voted for me.  I believe I would have made an excellent city councillor and have done a ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2011, 9:22 PM by Rick Orser
  • ISSUES raised in the Campaign Even the graffiti artists are supporting VISION, but I hope they realize that for good (20/20) vision, one needs to have - balance.I have attended four All-Candidate public ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2011, 1:04 PM by Rick Orser
  • Furry Friends Saved from the Dumpster  - Rick to the Rescue ! - Fully certified colourful characters - On the Road to Salvation I found a bag of stuffed animal toys (see pic) at one of the buildings I currently ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2011, 9:01 PM by Rick Orser
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Political Activity

In recent years I have been a member of the World Federalist Movement Canada (WFMC) and volunteer Board Member serving the Vancouver Branch.  My main reason for joining WFMC is their support for the creation of a democratically elected World Parliament, starting with a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA).  I have developed a proposal for a home for the UNPA (and eventual World Parliament) in a new city called Utopia, built on an island in the middle of a restored Aral Sea.  The year 2016 will be the 500th anniversary of the coining of the term Utopia by Sir Thomas More of England as well as the 40th anniversary of the UN Habitat Conference held here in Vancouver.  See my webspace - "Building Utopia".  I believe Vancouver could play an important role in this development.  What better way to prove our commitment to sustainability !  Letter of Reference from WFMC-Vancouver.