Last Candidate Standing
Get set to dial up democracy! Vancouver’s most anticipated election debate is returning in 2018!
Last Candidate Standing is the only debate open to ALL mayoral and council candidates. The event takes the typical debate format on its head, introducing Vancouverites to the full range of candidates, and allowing each and every candidate a chance to take the stage and respond to questions on key local issues.
Last Candidate Standing provides a forum for a discussion of topical matters in an event that is also infused with music, theatre and a bit of light-hearted fun.
The 2018 edition of Last Candidate Standing is being produced as a collaborative effort between the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), STAY Vancouver, Happy City and SFU Public Square. The event is coming to life through the generous support of the Imperial Vancouver, The MRG Group and Faculty Brewing.
This will be the fourth election that the VPSN has held this local democracy event, and the previous three editions in 2008, 2011 and 2014 were a fantastic success! Each had a full house, a lively debate, and full-house audiences with several hundred people in attendance.
319 Main Street, Vancouver
We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.