Political Financing

Duelling developers fuel city election

As the NPA goes negative, Vision and COPE get help from NDP big shots, Charlie Smith, Straight.com:

…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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