Category Archives: Municipal Politics

R U KDN me?

Today’s big stories in the Sun: NPA Park Board Commissioner mad he can’t name a park after himself.   Standing in George Wainborn Park – an NPA commissioned park constructed on contaminated land in North East False Creek area and … Continue reading

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PavCo’s FOI shenanigans

  I continue to be troubled by many questions. Here’s one of them:  How did the city of Vancouver come to pass a zoning change adding a “major casino” use to the BC Place lands, months before BC Place issued … Continue reading

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Pavco, Telus and the BC Liberals: it’s war

Maybe.  It certainly is a mess. To recap, the BC Place redevelopment was supposed to cost $365 million when first announced in 2009.  Then it was $458 million in 2010.  By the time the project was completed the final number … Continue reading

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Jim Green

Late in the summer of 2005 someone called me on my cell – I won’t say who.  I am congenitally unable to not answer the phone so without wanting to I took the call. That’s how I ended up managing the … Continue reading

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Paragon pre deal

Information obtained through a new FOI makes it clear that the BC Pavillion Corporation (Pavco) was planning to relocate Edgewater Casino to the BC Place redevelopment up to a year before issuing an RFP for a redevelopment partner. In the … Continue reading

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Another big Vision win

So it is over.  And the result was predictable.  Predictable, that is, if you don’t pay attention to the media’s predilection to focus on the small beer like the “Occupy Crisis”. Polls over the last year have all pointed to … Continue reading

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Sun: Socialist hordes are on the march

“In 2008 he became Vancouver’s 44th mayor, sweeping in a Vision Vancouver council very much with a “build it and they will come” socialist agenda trimmed heavily in green. Now he’s aiming for re-election, wanting to continue Vision’s vision for … Continue reading

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NPA on expanded gambling: every which way but straight up

Vision Vancouver’s announcement that it will oppose gaming expansion in Vancouver will, to paraphrase CityCaucus, test the NPA’s solidarity. NPA council candidate Sean Bickerton made his name on opposition to the plan to more than double slot machines and other … Continue reading

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A new Anton flipflop: Just how desperate is the NPA?

“What this is doing is demonstrating our commitment, and forming a partnership with the provincial government.”  Clr. Suzanne Anton, March 14, 2007 “Anton charged that city housing set up for the homeless is not even going for the homeless – … Continue reading

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Shelters, homelessness and spin

Mike Klassen is an NPA candidate for council.  Mike Klassen is also a long-time political operative with the BC Liberals and the NPA.  He’s the guy who helped sandbag the province with Colin Hansen (Mr. HST) and sandbag the city … Continue reading

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