Tag Archives: Vision Vancouver

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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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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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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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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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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Bikes: You don’t have to be afraid

As seen on the Vancouver Observer I love the NPA on bikes.  Well, not actually on bikes.  That would scare me.  I mean on the subject of bikes.  On that they remind me of George Bush…  ‘No, no I have … Continue reading

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Dump the peons, subsidize the rich

Today the Vancouver Sun proposed turning the Olympic Village into a subsidized high end gated community.  It’s kind of what they wanted all along. The Sun says that’s the best way to reduce the debt brought on by the previous … Continue reading

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