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October 2, 2022 at 8:35 PM

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Last Candidate 2022: Live Stream + Overview of Rounds & Sets

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Taking place on Saturday, October 1, Last Candidate 2022 was an election event open to all 75 candidates running for Mayor and Council in the 2022 Vancouver municipal election. Every candidate received at least one direct invitation to participate.

A total of 36 candidates registered to participate, and on the day of the event 30 were present at UBC Robson Square Theatre.

The event unfolded over six elimination-style rounds. Candidate names were randomly drawn in groups of between two to five candidates (depending on the round), and spoke in the order that their name was drawn. Each set of candidates responded to one question posed by our Last Candidate Panel of Inquisition, comprised of Dan Fumano (Vancouver Sun), Penny Daflos (CTV) and Jen St. Denis (The Tyee).

The best answers from each set earned a pass to the subsequent round. Answers in Rounds 1 through 3 were ranked by the Panel. Rounds four through six were decided by audience response – with audience evaluation measured through the use of a noise meter.

After two-plus hours of fierce competition between participants, the field was narrowed to two final candidates, Michael Wiebe and 2018 winner Christine Boyle. The two duked it out in one final round… with Wiebe emerging victorious as the 2022 Last Candidate.

Last Candidate was designed by the VPSN, and co-presented with the support of the SFU City Program and UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The event was enabled through the exceptional work of a 10-person volunteer team.

VIDEO

Last Candidate Live Stream Recording

A big thank you to Mark Busse and Rick Etkin for livestream production and video, and to Karen Fung for managing audio – on a system that wasn’t being particularly cooperative! Currently, only the Facebook live stream is available; however, an edited version of the video will be uploaded very shortly.

RECAP OF ROUNDS & SETS

Round 1

The first Round featured a total of 30 candidates, appearing on stage in 10 sets of three candidates. Two passes were awarded for the best answers in each set.

Set 1.1: Christine Boyle, David Chin, Francoise Raunet.

  • Boyle and Raunet earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.2: Eric Redmond, Amie Peacock, Morgane Oger

  • Redmond and Oger earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.3: Morning Lee, Arezo Zarrabian, Marlo Franson

  • Zarrabian and Franson earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.4: Kyra Philbert, Michael Wiebe, Dominic Denofrio

  • Philbert and Wiebe earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.5: Ian Cromwell, Leona Brown, Sean Orr

  • Cromwell and Brown earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.6: Ryan Charmley, Mark Marissen*, Imtiaz Popat
* Marissen left the debate prior to being called to stage

  • Charmley and Popat earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.7: Pete Fry, Stephanie Smith, Devyani Singh

  • Smith and Singh earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.8: Marie Noelle Rosa, Mauro Francis, Nancy Trigueros

  • Rosa and Trigueros earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.9: Amy Fox, Golok Z. Buday, Alvin Singh

  • Fox and Singh earn passes to Round 2

Set 1.10: Iona Bonamis, Honieh Barzegari, Tessica Truong

  • Bonamis and Barzegari earn passes to Round

Round Two

Round Two featured 20 candidates, drawn to the stage in four sets of five. Three passes were awarded for the best answers in each set.

Set 2.1: Christine Boyle, Devyani Singh, Francoise Raunet, Marie Noelle Rosa, Arezo Zarrabian

  • Boyle, Singh, and Raunet earn passes to Round 3

Set 2.2: Iona Bonamis, Kyra Philbert, Morgane Oger, Nancy Trigueros, Alvin Singh

  • Bonamis, Oger, and Singh earn passes to Round 3

Set 2.3: Marlo Franson,* Imtiaz Popat, Honieh Barzegari, Ian Cromwell, Stephanie Smith
* Franson departed before being called to stage

  • Barzegari, Cromwell, and Smith earn passes to Round 3

Set 2.4: Leona Brown, Eric Redmond, Ryan Charmley, Amy Fox, Michael Wiebe

  • Brown, Fox and Wiebe earn passes to Round 3

Round Three

Round Three featured 12 candidates, on stage in three sets of four candidates. Two passes were awarded for the best answers in each set.

Set 3.1: Leona Brown, Ian Cromwell, Morgane Oger, Francoise Raunet

  • Oger and Raunet earn passes to Round 4

Set 3.2: Christine Boyle, Alvin Singh, Honieh Barzegari, Michael Wiebe

  • Boyle and Wiebe earn passes to Round 4

Set 3.3: Iona Bonamis, Devyani Singh, Amy Fox, Stephanie Smith

  • Singh and Smith earn passes to Round 4

Round Four

Round Four featured 6 candidates, on stage in two sets of three candidates. Two passes were awarded for the best answers in each set.

Set 4.1: Francoise Raunet, Devyani Singh, Michael Wiebe

  • Singh and Wiebe earn passes to Round 5

Set 4.2: Morgane Oger, Christine Boyle, Stephanie Smith

  • Boyle and Smith earn passes to Round 5

Round Five – Semi Final Round

Round Five featured four candidates, on stage in two sets of two candidates. One pass were awarded for the best answers in each set.

Set 5.1: Christine Boyle, Stephanie Smith

  • Boyle earns a pass to Round 6

Set 5.2: Devyani Singh, Michael Wiebe

  • Wiebe earns a pass to Round 6

Round Six – Final Round

Round Six featured the final two candidates.

Set 6.1: Christine Boyle, Michael Wiebe

  • Michael Wiebe wins Last Candidate 2022
  • Christine Boyle runner up

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