With all the pet projects, contentious developments and questionable spending happening in cities across Metro Vancouver, it’s a rare day I find myself feeling sympathetic for local mayors and councils. However, when it comes to how the provincial and federal governments seemingly steamroll local governments with their own projects and, at times, leave them outContinue reading This weeks column for 24Hours Vancouver: BC keeps Richmond in the dark on Massey
Yes, I know…. but there is only so much summer and not enough time to get it all done. And considering I generally dedicate about 10 months of the year to politics, summer is a welcome reprieve. So, as this weeks column comes out later today, here are the links to the last two! LastContinue reading Summer catch-up: Last two columns for 24Hrs Vancouver.
Forgive me for the lack of recent posts other than my columns; summer is here and there are many other things to do in the warm summer evening than sit and blog on a hot sweaty desk chair….I’ll post soon and there are several things I want to write about. For now, this was Thursday’sContinue reading Last weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver City Hall: Take big money out of civic campaigns
If you’ve ever played roulette, you might have heard the old phrase describing the popular game of chance: “Round and round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows.” It also describes how I feel when I look at the many ways local governments go about spending the hard-earned tax dollars we all contribute.Continue reading This weeks City Hall column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Regional politicians deserve more scrutiny