Sunday, November 20, 2011

Duelling developers fuel city election

As the NPA goes negative, Vision and COPE get help from NDP big shots, Charlie Smith,
"...the NPA launched its "Take Back Vancouver" campaign, which features a bunch of negative videos about Mayor Gregor Robertson. The tagline features this inexplicable line: "Play time is over. Take back Vancouver."

"...I have a question for the NPA: take back Vancouver from whom? Businessmen like Peter Wall and Ian Gillespie? So it can be given to another businessman named Rob Macdonald?

"Of course, this wouldn't be a story if the provincial government ever decided to impose spending limits on municipal-election campaigns. They already exist in provincial and federal elections, but in the banana republic known as British Columbia, they don't apply at the local level..."
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