Heather Deal

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Heather Deal
Vancouver City Councillor
Assumed office
Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner
In office
Personal details
Citizenship Canadian
Political party Vision Vancouver
Other political
COPE (2002-2005)
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia
Education Oberlin College
University of British Columbia
Profession Biologist

Heather Deal is an English-born Canadian biologist and politician. She is currently a Vancouver city councillor, first elected as a member of Vision Vancouver in 2005. She previously served as a Vancouver Parks Board commissioner for the 2002 to 2005 term as a member of Coalition of Progressive Electors.

Deal was born in England[citation needed] and raised in Michigan. In 1984, she moved to Vancouver and became a Canadian citizen in 1991.[citation needed]

Open microphone controversy[edit]

Deal, Councillor Tim Stevenson, and Mayor Gregor Robertson were caught on an open microphone mocking public speakers at a July 2010 council session who had called for greater transparency in the selection of a 12-person committee that will advise council on rezoning.[1][2] A recording of the incident was widely circulated on YouTube, which led to a public apology from Robertson.[2]


  1. ^ Makwana, Dharm (July 12, 2010). "Profanity-laced tirade by Mayor Robertson ruffles feathers". 24 Hours Vancouver. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Austin, Ian (July 13, 2010). "'There is no excuse,' says mayor". Vancouver Province. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. 

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