Posts Tagged ‘Shirley Chan’

Vancouver urban planning fights: freeways 1967; mega-casinos 1994 & 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

In 1967 a group of citizens waged a fractious and clever fight against a massive freeway system that would have flattened much of  Vancouver’s downtown core and surrounding heritage districts. The fight was led by Vancouver citizens Shirley and Mary Chan, Mike Harcourt  (later mayor and then premier of the province) and many other volunteers.

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