Mike Hansen's Bio

I'm a first generation Canadian and a 'blue collar' politician. I was born in Canmore, Alberta on December the 1st, 1954 to immigrant parents. Our family moved to Hawaii in 1958 and back to Canada in 1963. Since then I've lived in Roberts Creek, North Vancouver, Parksville, Coombs, Nanaimo, California, Washington State, Tsawwassen and now Vancouver.

I've lived in Vancouver for 9 years, 8 of those at my present home. Here's a little info about my Vancouver political career. I ran as an independent for MLA in Vancouver 2004 and as an independent for mayor in 2005 and 2008, when I cut my long hair and gave it to 'Kid's With Cancer'. Cutting the “hair-farm” again 2014. I lived in the DTES for 9 month (04/05) at the Hildon Hotel and start my education on what was going wrong in this neighbourhood. I would walk around day and night, absorbing the sights and sounds of an ignored part of society. I kept thinking, why has Our city, provincial, federal governments and the police allowed this to go on for so long? What's the 'vested interest' in keeping Citizens in a debilitating drug induced coma? That's one of the reasons I'm running for mayor again. Some thing is seriously wrong! My political mentor is, Chuck Cadman! I moved back to Canada from the U.S. in December of 1999 to get politically active, as I saw My country being absorbed by similar drug gangs and political corruption. I knew of the issues in Vancouver as I lived just across the border, commuting to Vancouver to work or visit daily. After moving back to Canada I ran for MLA of Delta South in 2001 with the 'Marijuana Party' and as an independent for mayor of Delta in 2002, while living as a guest on The Tsawwassen First Nations Reserve. I moved from there to Vancouver in 2004. I have 3 sons, the oldest is 33 and the twins are 25. I've been in construction most of my life with episodes of long haul trucking, brokering pension funds, promoting stocks and consulting.

I call myself a “try-athlete” (tried most sports). I exercise 40 minutes, 4 times a week with 25 minutes on a 'speed bag' and ride my bike 40-50 k per week. I'm a Cannabis educator (not associated with 'marijuana/420' activism) and use Cannabis as recovery for my crack disease and clean for 19 years. When in a relationship I'm a 'one women man' but when I'm single you might find me in the company of a 'Lady of the evening', day or night. Don't be alarmed, as I'm a proponent! I'm a “proud, happy and gay heterosexual”.

I've been arrested, jailed twice and charged once for protesting the n.a.t.o. assault on Afghanistan and very proud of it.

I've been poor, homeless, alcoholic, drug addicted and in despair. When you manage to overcome life’s obstacles, your life can and will change. I have a better education than most on the DTES issues because I've 'been there, done that'. “From the highs to lows and back again”. Life has been very good to me and I hope the best for all of you.
May your GOD Bless.


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June 01, 2014