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Candidates to debate within party: COPE 0

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

COPE's Tim Louis has said in the past he wants his party to be more open. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

COPE's Tim Louis has said in the past he wants his party to be more open. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

The Coalition of Progressive Electors Monday unveiled its 2014 nomination process for this year’s Vancouver civic election in November.

COPE will be electing party members who will represent it during the race for council, park board and mayor, following through on past assertions it would not appoint members to represent it.

“The nominations process is based on COPE’s commitment to open politics and participatory decision-making,” said the party in a release. “As part of the process, COPE will hold internal candidates debates to ensure that the voices of all nominees are heard equally.”

The party will hold its nomination conference Sept. 7.

Earlier this year, the party said it would not be refraining from running a mayoral candidate as it has in past years as part of a deal with Vision Vancouver.  

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