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Get set to dial up democracy! Vancouver’s most anticipated election debate is returning this October.

Last Candidate Standing is the only debate open to ALL mayoral and council candidates. The event takes the typical debate format on its head, introducing Vancouverites to the full range of candidates, and allowing candidates a chance to take the stage and respond to questions on key local issues. Last Candidate provides a forum for a discussion of key election issues in an event that is also infused with music, theatre and a bit of light-hearted fun.

Last Candidate Standing 2018 will take place

Wednesday, October 3
Evening – start time TBD
Location: Imperial Theatre
319 Main Street


This will be the fourth election that the Vancouver Public Space Network has held this local democracy event, and the previous three editions in 2008, 2011 and 2014 were a fantastic success! Each had a full house, a lively debate, and full-house audiences with several hundred people in attendance.

Last Candidate Standing – 2018 Edition – A full house!

Last Candidate Standing – Open to all candidates for Mayor and Council

The 2018 edition of Last Candidate Standing is being produced as a collaborative effort between the VPSN, STAY Vancouver, Happy City, and SFU Public Square. The event is coming to life through the generous support of the Imperial Theatre, the MRG Group, and Faculty Brewing.

Tickets for the event are now available via our Eventbrite page.

Check back over the next few weeks as we add more updates to this page.


If you’re running for Mayor or Council in the 2018 Vancouver municipal contest, please contact us at to ensure that you’re part of the Last Candidate fun!