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Sim elected new mayor of Vancouver in a landslide vote

Ken Sim, a novice politician, is the first Chinese-Canadian elected as mayor of Vancouver.
Ken Sim thanks supporters in his election victory speech Oct. 15 in Vancouver. | CTV screen shot

Ken Sim was elected the new mayor of Vancouver in a landslide vote October 15.

 A Vancouver businessman who had never held a political post, Sim received the majority of votes, with 47.93 per cent. Incumbent Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart followed in second, with 16.68 per cent of the total votes.

Sim and his ABC Vancouver party have promised to hire 100 officers, 100 mental health nurses and reinstate the police school liaison program. ABC says it will support a VPD graffiti abatement program and wants police officers on patrol to wear body cameras.

Sim’s party says it will also create a task force to address the dramatic rise in anti-Asian, anti-Semitic and anti-Indigenous hate crimes.

Vancouver's new mayor is the co-founder of Rosemary Rocksalt Bagels and Nurse Next Door.