October 14 – What's at stake in BC's upcoming election? A conversation with Frances Bula

October 26, 2020

By Methuseli Dube

This week we had a poignant discussion about the BC election and the debate held Tuesday, October 13. To dig into the issues, Janet Webber of SFU Public Square hosted Frances Bula, a respected journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region in a conversation that probed many of the issues. See below for a list of resources and articles from this week's discussion. 


  1. For Frances Bula’s full bio, go here: http://www.francesbula.com/about/
  2. An article discussing the answers given by BC's leaders on race during the political debate: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-debate-racism-white-privilege-1.5762881 
  3. Article on teachers' feelings during the pandemic: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/this-is-how-teachers-across-canada-feel-about-reopening-schools-1.5025314
  4. What is the difference between a pandemic, endemic and an outbreak?: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pandemic-versus-endemic-versus-outbreak-terms-to-know/ , https://www.jstor.org/stable/4498983?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
  5. In Toronto, a hospital decided to invest in housing because of the direct link between homelessness and health: http://www.francesbula.com/uncategorized/why-so-many-vacancy-signs-on-vancouver-shopping-streets-some-are-small-businesses-waiting-weeks-or-months-for-permits/
  6. Layla Saad’s book, Me and White Supremacy, provides tools to help reflect and understand White supremacy, helping people overcome internal racism: http://laylafsaad.com/meandwhitesupremacy