This council had a lot on its agenda, with 10 recommendations and 6 resolutions all too long in text to reproduce here. There were 1,400 people in attendance. The Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson, who is seeking a third term, stated “he is proud of our relationship with the union movement in our city.” “With growing inequality, one of the best solutions is a negotiated union wage.”
Brampton Chrysler employee Patricia Johnston provided an aboriginal greeting to Council.
“Please clear our minds so that we’ll have good thoughts of others, clear our eyes so that we’ll only see good things in others. Clear our ears so that we’ll only listen to good things about others, clears our mouths so that we’ll only speak good about others, cleanse our whole being so that we may portray the good in ourselves through our actions.”