Category Archives: Municipal Politics

Up, up and…. oh dear…

Just back from a roadtrip with the middle child.  And I missed something big this week – Suzanne Anton’s jump off the civic cliff. Base jumping without a parachute.  That takes guts. But, who knows?  Maybe she’ll change her mind … Continue reading

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BC Place. Now who’s paying?

“PavCo is committed to repaying the project costs through development of adjacent lands”. BC Government News Release, October 23, 2009 “Podmore said council’s rejection does not at all affect PavCo’s $563-million renovation of the stadium and its new roof.  “No, … Continue reading

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Paragon goes down to defeat

In a unanimous vote, the Vision council defeated the Paragon Casino proposal.  Read about it on the Vancouver Observer. Lots of questions to come for the BC Liberals behind the deal.

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The NPA says its sorry

“The financial and schedule risks assumed by the City with respect to the Olympic Village remain unchanged”. The lead in the NPA’s last official press release , November 6, 2008 “NPA Councillor Suzanne Anton said that it’s clear now that … Continue reading

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Pavco can’t get its story straight

“B.C. Pavilion Corp. chairman David Podmore said Thursday that if the proposed casino and hotel complex at BC Place is rejected by Vancouver city council, the Crown corporation will be left without a way to pay for the new $563-million … Continue reading

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BC Place casino fix, redux

A version of this story can be found on the Vancouver Observer Pavco’s RFP process for the BC Place casino – owned in part by former BCLC chair T. Richard Turner – was  predetermined. That’s been my conclusion about Paragon/PavCo’s … Continue reading

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More anti-green slime from the NPA/CityCaucus

There’s nothing the folks over at CityCaucus hate more than environmental do-gooders, especially do-gooders with US links. And there’s nothing they like better than hypocrisy, their own being top of the list. Up on the NPA affiliated website today you’ll … Continue reading

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Maybe they should have changed their name

Barb Justason Research has a new poll out on the Vancouver Civic scene and it’s mighty bad news for the NPA. Twenty six points back of Vision Vancouver, the NPA is losing momentum rather than gaining it nine months out.  … Continue reading

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The Road to Paragon

This story was written for the Vancouver Observer. A version of the story is up on the VO site. “Stop the expansion of gambling that has increased gambling addiction and put new strains on families,” promised the BC Liberals during … Continue reading

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Hey NPA, where are you?

A version of this story appeared in the Vancouver Observer “Just when you thought they were cryogenically frozen only to be reawakened after Armageddon, Vancouver’s NPA might be getting its mojo back just in time for the 2011 election.  The … Continue reading

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