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|Vancouver City Councillor|
Assumed office |
|Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner|
|Political party||Vision Vancouver|
|Residence||Vancouver, British Columbia|
University of British Columbia
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.
Open microphone controversy
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. A recording of the incident was widely circulated on YouTube, which led to a public apology from Robertson.
- Makwana, Dharm (July 12, 2010). "Profanity-laced tirade by Mayor Robertson ruffles feathers". 24 Hours Vancouver. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
- 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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