Activist Jean Swanson was sentenced to seven days in jail for defying a court injunction banning protesters from the Trans Mountain pipeline extension construction site on Burnaby Mountain.
Her second place electoral result in Vancouver shows that an unapologetic, undiluted left candidate can do well in Canadian politics
With a byelection coming up next month, Vancouver-based activist Jean Swanson is vying for a seat on city council and focusing her efforts on housing and affordability.
Gregor Robertson's commitment to rezone a city-owned lot for social housing is a "little victory" says Jean Swanson. There's much more that needs to be done to address the reality of homelessness.
Jean Swanson is the co-writer of Carnegie Community Action Project's new report, Assets to Action: Community Vision for Change in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Am Johal interviewed her in Vancouver.