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Coté receives first SFU urban planning award

Councillor Jonathan Coté hopes to succeed Wayne Wright as mayor of New Westminster this November. - Contributed photo
Councillor Jonathan Coté hopes to succeed Wayne Wright as mayor of New Westminster this November.
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New Westminster Coun. Jonathan Coté is the winner of Simon Fraser University’s first Urban Studies Alumni Award for Community Engagement.

The mayoral candidate and three-term councillor recently completed his master’s thesis in the program which he will be defending in the fall.

The director of the graduate program, Dr. Karen Ferguson, said Coté has been exceptionally effective in his role as an elected official. That includes using his course research on the economics of rental housing to help New West develop an award-winning and “groundbreaking” rental housing policy.

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