The Vancouver Power 50 2013
November 20, 2013
By Frances Bula, John Burns, Petti Fong, Michael Harris, Gary Mason, Matt O'Grady, Rebecca Philps, Amanda Ross & Doug Ward
Some uses of power are obvious. Christy Clark's landslide win in May, for instance, spoke to the impressive influence the BC Liberals continue to enjoy in this province. Pollsters predicted her demise, but Clark never deviated from the plan. The next 49 on this list, however, have been trickier to nail. Business, education, trade, the arts, and, yes, marijuana are all represented. Underpinning every choice: a particular appreciation for those who are building this region. Sometimes that means actual towers, no matter how contentious. But at others, we have celebrated a clutch of people creating changes that may take years to become apparent.