The Non-Partisan Association’s Peter Ladner and Vision Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson have differing perspectives on the Downtown Ambassador program.
The Downtown Ambassadors are private and semi-private security guards, partly funded by Downtown Vancouver’s Business Improvement Association, and by the city.
They have no law enforcement capacity, and unlike police, are not bound by the Police Act.
Hear from both of Vancouver’s mayoral wannabes about the private security initiative that has become a wedge issue in the 2008 elections, and also from a shop keeper who works on the Ambassadors’ beat. Recorded November 12, 2008.[audio:https://thethunderbird.ca/files/2008/11/sidebar_tbird2_64.mp3]