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Paul Hillsdon

Paul Hillsdon is an urban planner and policy developer from Surrey, BC. He is passionate about climate change, sustainable transportation, and social justice issues. 
Find him on twitter @PaulHillsdon.

Why isn't Christy Clark facing the fight of her life over triple-deletes?

Premier Christy Clark should be facing the fight of her life. Just one week ago, it was reported that the BC Liberal government routinely disposes of all written records relating to government...
Typical lineup at crowded UBC campus bus loop

Mayors, premier led us into transit purgatory

Our communities are held hostage by this demoralizing and exhausting political game.
translink costs, Vancouver transit

You're not overtaxed and TransLink is best in class

We Vancouverites are a vain, self-absorbed bunch. What do you expect from the world’s most livable city? That title, ‘Best Place on Earth,’ really has gone straight to our heads. So perhaps it’s not...

Transit vote: Four scenarios if "NO" wins

After months of rigorous debate, voters will finally have a chance to cast their ballots on the transit plebiscite over the next 10 weeks. With polls showing the "NO" side leading two-to-one, it...