Carole Taylor and Art Phillips

Carole Taylor and Art Phillips to receive community leadership award for 2010

March 25, 2010

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SFU will honour journalist and politician Carole Taylor and her husband, former Vancouver mayor and businessman, Art Phillips, with its 2010 President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Award. The couple will receive the award, which recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding community service, during a gala ceremony Apr. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver MCed by CBC radio host Bill Richardson.

Taylor and Phillips have dedicated many years to serving the community through their political leadership after having achieved great personal success in the private sector.

Taylor was a television journalist for more than 20 years, hosting such shows as CTV’s Canada AM and W5 and the CBC’s Pacific Report and Vancouver Life. She also served as a Vancouver city councillor from 1986–1990, after which she chaired the Vancouver Port Authority, the Canada Ports Corporation, the Vancouver Board of Trade and the CBC.

In 2005, Taylor was elected as the Liberal MLA for Vancouver-Langara and then appointed Minister of Finance, a position she held until leaving office in 2008. Taylor has volunteered with numerous organizations including the B.C. Children’s Hospital, the United Way, the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Whistler 2010 Bid Society. During the past year, she chaired the Economic Advisory Council for the federal government.

Phillips, a founder of the investment firm Phillips, Hager & North, contributed his fiscal management and professional planning expertise to Vancouver first as a city council member and then as mayor, from 1973–77. He initiated significant environmental and quality-of-life reforms in the city during his tenure. Phillips was elected as a member of parliament representing Vancouver Centre in 1979 but was defeated the following year in his bid for re-election, after which he returned to his investment firm.

Past recipients include Gordon and Leslie Diamond, Jack Diamond (Gordon Diamond’s father) Jack and Doris Shadbolt, Michael Smith, Carol Henriquez, and the YWCA Vancouver. For tickets and RSVP by April 13 Information 778.782.4268 or


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val clark

How about honouring someone who has worked tirelessly for the community for NO FINANCIAL advantage. Read the article in Tyee news about how she continuously gutted our social program funding by giving the big banks huge tax cuts. Then she just was given a cushy $100,000 a year job with td bank to go to 12 meetings a year. Why not honour someone like Maude Barlow or Gwen Barlee who have dedicated many years trying to save Canada's social programs and environment? There's a myriad of others who deserve this honour.

Lisa Schwabe

My comment is very short, simple and to the point :

I FULLY agree with Val Clark comments.

Lisa Schwabe

My comment is very short, simple and to the point :

I FULLY agree with Val Clark comments.

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