The November vote was not close but Vancouver and British Columbia dodged a disaster when Susan Anton’s mayoral campaign disappeared underwater. If you want to confirm that view, read David Beers July 4 article at The Tyee:
“…’Thomas Mulcair’s strong dislike, Dalton McGuinty’s scorn, NDP leader Adrian Dix’s grumbling and the Mayor of Vancouver’s outright non-support all demonstrate a lack of leadership and an unwillingness to consider how important the oil sands are to Canada.’
” ‘We live in an (sic) world running on oil,’ Anton declares, ‘and Canadian oil is as good as it gets.’
“Anton makes no mention of the high amount of energy required to extract bitumen, causing the resulting crude oil to be among the highest in total greenhouse gas emissions.
“Nor does she acknowledge concerns about a toxic spill of bitumen/condensate mixture, called “dilbit,” from a pipeline or tanker…”
Photos from: The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of, Kindle edition $1.99