Daphne Bramham, The Vancouver Sun

Daphne Bramham

The Vancouver Sun

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Recent articles by Daphne:

Daphne Bramham: A Canadian boycott would send a signal that FIFA must change

Bramham: If Canadian officials boycott the World Cup in Qatar, it would be a well-placed rebuke by a future host to FIFA and its executives → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Improving the lives of severely disabled people should be a good-news story, but isn't

Opinion: Instead, delays have undermined trust in the process. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Former B.C. soccer coach sentenced to jail, but what about his enablers?

Soccer coach Bob Birarda will be jailed for abusing teen girls. But the Canadian Soccer Association needs to do more to keep kids safe. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: First Nations' disappointment over Olympics decision understandable

If reconciliation is set back by B.C.’s refusal to fund an Indigenous-led 2030 Winter Games, blame the Canadian Olympic Committee. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Vancouver hospital residents forced to wait as contract fight played out

Opinion: Using people with disabilities as pawns, a Vancouver developer callously forced both the city and the health region to give it what it wanted. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Historic Vancouver election changes big-city politics

Ken Sim will be the first Chinese-Canadian mayor in a city with a radically altered political landscape after lower than ever turnout. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Historic Vancouver election changes big-city politics

Ken Sim will be the first Chinese-Canadian mayor in a city with a radically altered political landscape after lower than ever turnout. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Vancouver's disconnect between densification and school planning

Opinion: School board candidates need to bridge stunning disconnect between forecast for continued declining enrolment and the city's growth plans. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Ridiculously long ballots lead to voter paralysis in B.C.'s two largest cities

B.C.'s two largest cities are the only ones in Canada without a ward system. It means ridiculously long ballots and voter paralysis. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: QAnon tactics used by civic progressives to silence debate

A plot by volunteers to falsely accuse an adversary of being a pedophile needs to be denounced by OneCity and all civic campaigners. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Should children have the right to vote?

If there’s a toddler, preschooler or preteen wielding a pencil at the voting booth next to you at Vancouver’s advance polls for the civic election on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, don’t be alarmed. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: A neighbourhood that wants density, but not as envisaged by the mayor and his developer friends

Opinion: Mayor Kennedy Stewart's tight ties to developers is no surprise to some residents. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Women at risk as jailed pedophile prophet aims for FLDS revival

Young women at risk of trafficking and forced marriage as fundamentalist sect attempts to reel back time and reinstate the ex-communicated → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Money, politics, and the price of influence in Vancouver

Opinion: Money is the lifeblood of politics, making The List of the biggest donors — not policy books — a campaign's most treasured document. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Japan's bribery scandal adds fuel and fire to Vancouver's 2030 Olympic bid

With Salt Lake City and, now, Sapporo tainted by bribery scandals, Vancouver might best fit the IOC's needs if the bid is ready in time. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Political staffer rounds out Mayor Kennedy's list of council candidates

Opinion: Alvin Singh is the mayor's communications director and one of seven, full-time “political staff” paid by taxpayers. → Read More

B.C. 2030 Olympic bid still lacks provincial government support

British Columbia won't decide until fall or early winter whether it will support the $4-billion indigenous-led bid. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Show us the money when it comes to World Cup 2026

Opinion: Thanks to Toronto, people in Vancouver now have some idea of the real cost of hosting five World Cup soccer matches in 2026. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: Addictions care needs better oversight and rules, operators say

Opinion: With so many overdose deaths, governments can't ignore the duty to ensure the care and safety of addicts seeking residential treatment. → Read More

Daphne Bramham: More regulation, inspection of recovery houses needed, critics say

Opinion: B.C. law is criticized as confusing and unresponsive to recovering addicts’ needs and lacking penalties to give rules some teeth. → Read More