Ken Sim to lead new party as mayoral candidate in 2022 Vancouver election

Global News reporter Jordan Armstrong looks at the growing list of candidates to be the city's next mayor, including how it sets up a rematch between some familiar faces.

Ken Sim is expected to be nominated as the mayoral candidate for the new A Better City party.

Sim ran as the mayoral candidate for the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) in 2018, narrowly losing to current Mayor Kennedy Stewart.

Sim had expressed interest in leading A Better City, a new municipal party formed in April. He is expected to be named the party’s candidate for mayor at an event on Wednesday night.

Mayor Kennedy Stewart plans to seek re-election.

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Sim has said he’ll get rid of the city’s elected park board if elected.

Vancouver is the only municipality in Canada with an elected park board. According to the City of Vancouver website, the elected park board was created in 1888 to help manage the new Stanley Park.

The next municipal election is scheduled for the fall of next year.

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