Battle over low-barrier housing site could have implications for candidates

Tamara Cunningham, Daily News

Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A single controversial issue like lowbarrier housing can sway the outcome of the election if not enough Nanaimo voters head to the polls, political experts say.

The low-barrier housing issue, which only ranked as a distraction heading into this civic election, has become a divisive topic for Nanaimo city candidates and neighbourhood groups.

Residents that have formed quasi-political groups in the north end are looking to use power in numbers to not only affect the issue, but the outcome of the election.

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