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Vancouver Mayoral Candidate Promises Free Wi-Fi Across Vancouver

Vancouver Mayoral Candidate Promises Free Wi-Fi Across Vancouver

Kirk LaPointe, who is locally known as a past managing editor of the Vancouver Sun has announced he will be running in the Vancouver mayoral race under the NPA.

During his candidacy announcement, Kirk Lapointe’s stated his first promise is to bring free wi-fi across Vancouver.

“First for neighbourhoods that can least afford and most need it, then across the city and into the business district,” said LaPointe

This isn’t the first time the NPA has attempted to increase internet presence in the city. In 2005, they started discussions about free wi-fi but eventually rejected them as it was a risk hazard and not affordable.

In an earlier post, we shared an article on Vision Vancouver proposing free public wi-fi in public parks and beaches across Vancouver. Back in April, two NPA park board commissioners ironically voted against Vision Vancouver’s motion for free public wi-fi.

Among other things, Lapointe also promises an “end to the politics of division between cyclists and motorists” and a freeze on property taxes.


Image via @kirklapointe/Twitter

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