Jody Wilson-Raybould on the Power of Trust

The Liberal candidate for Vancouver Granville talks trust with SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini.

July 3, 2015

People might not necessarily make the obvious connection between politicians and trust, but this Monday (July 6), Vancouver magazine presents a dialogue on The Power of Trust featuring two of our Power 50 listers: Vancouver Granville Liberal candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould and SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini.


Jody Wilson-Raybould M Power
Wilson-Raybould to speak July 6.


Hand-picked by Justin Trudeau to run in 2015, the former Crown prosecutor and treaty commissioner chose the newly created Vancouver Granville as her battleground—one of the few urban B.C. wins the Grits are bullish on. Until she makes the move to Ottawa (and, presumably into cabinet), she’s become a go-to in the province, especially since AFN national chief Shaun Atleo was ousted this year, making comments on aboriginal self-determination and holding Premier Clark’s feet to the first on implementing real change around empowerment with the rallying cry “Economic certainty for everyone!”

Wilson-Raybould placed number 36 on Vancouver’s Power 50 list last December; we asked Jody to give us some thought on her hopes for the city at the time:

One thing you’d change about Vancouver? We need to do more for the Downtown Eastside, and ensure affordable housing and necessary investment in infrastructure, including the Broadway transit extension. Further, all cities should have greater governance powers commensurate with their responsibilities.

Who should be #1? I don’t think in terms of ranking people but see merit in taking stock of our collective accomplishments.

You can hear more of the liberal candidate’s thoughts on Vancouver, trust, and development, along with SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini by registering to attend our free networking event this Monday at Brian Jessel BMW.

Monday, July 6th
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Brian Jessel BMW,
2311 Boundary Road, Vancouver

Get the Newsletter

Own your city with Vancouver’s thrice-weekly scoop on the latest restaurant news, must-shop hotspots and can’t miss events. Rest assured your email is safe with us.