December 09, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Proof that Communist China is infiltrating Vancouver

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

In 2012, the City of Vancouver entered into a land swap deal with a local developer called Brenhill Properties.

In the deal, the city and the developer swapped lots of land located across the street from each other. The deal was made in order to move a social housing development known as Jubilee House across the street into a brand new building.

In exchange, the city agreed to allow the new development of Brenhill to be rezoned into a 35 story luxury condo tower.

However, this property was originally supposed to be added to the nearby Emery Barnes Park. Because of this, and the lack of disclosure from the City on this deal, nearby residents weren’t happy. The New Yaletown Residents Association took the City to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, where the court did rule in their favour, saying that the public hearing process was inadequate.

Later, the city made some small changes to the deal, cleaned up their legal loose ends and rammed through the approval a second time.

During this time, the City hired Ernst and Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms, to do some damage control following the court fight with the New Yaletown Residents Association.

Well, $140,000 later, Ernst and Young gave this 76-page report to the city. (That’s nearly $2000 a page.)

And you won’t believe what this engagement letter says.

Ernst and Young acknowledges that the city may provide this report to its advisors, and in the case of this land swap deal, one of those advisors appears to be the China Investment Corporation, the $800 billion sovereign wealth fund of Communist China.

You can see the entire report and engagement letter in the story below.

The China Investment Corporation is headquartered and run from Beijing. It's tasked explicitly with using its assets to benefit the state.

So what the hell is the City of Vancouver doing consulting with a sovereign wealth fund, let alone the sovereign wealth fund of a dictatorship as brutal as China’s? Yesterday I was able to ask Mayor Gregor Robertson this exact question.

WATCH my report to hear his answer.

As far as what the role of the China Investment Corporation, I can only speculate based on what I have seen anecdotally.

First, the developer, Brenhill, is not one of the bigger or better known developers in town, so I think it's entirely possible that the China Investment Corporation is financing the project.

When we see that the development has now been named 8X On the Park, and see the Chinese language only advertising for this development, more alarm bells go off that these luxury condos are being marketed to wealthy mainland Chinese.

We saw the Chinese flag raised at City Hall earlier this year and it was brushed off as no big deal. Now we see the City of Vancouver working directly with the China Investment Corporation – a company that uses their assets to benefit Communist China.

How long until Chinese state influence grows to a point we are no longer able to stop it?

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commented 2016-12-11 13:35:32 -0500
Hmmmm…….a 35 storey residential tower in earthquake country? Don’t think so!
commented 2016-12-09 20:30:27 -0500
The City committed a beautiful Freudian slip in line one of their response to the FOI. Take a look.. “Any third party analysis or reports done on the Brenhill development land swamp..”
commented 2016-12-09 19:36:43 -0500
As Bill Whittle says it takes a coward for a tyranny to succeed. It also takes a coward to desire a tyranny to rule over us. Most lefties are gutless cowards and so they desire a tyranny. Just as the Russians desire a strongman to rule over their lawless souls.
commented 2016-12-09 19:08:41 -0500
Slowly, one step at a time, the alt-Left and the NDP, working is lock step with the Federal Liberals, are intent on selling Canada to foreigners and pandering to a foreign “religion”. It is sad that the Canada that used to be, that was respected around the world, is rapidly collapsing and steadily becoming third world. Why is Trudeau still allowing pill machines from China that make drugs that kill? Why is Clark allowing it? Why are foreign controlled and financed gangs like Tides Canada and Dogwood Initiative allowed to exist with the prime intent of changing Canada’s political and Government practices? Both are financed by George Soros. Do some research on those three but be prepared to be shocked and disgusted. Take a good look at Black Lives Matter.
commented 2016-12-09 17:52:57 -0500
BC is a Union Province simply put, end of story. If there were no unions here we would be serfs to our Toronto Banking institutions as we are all anyways given the cost of housing but it runs deeper then this dating back to Expo and the selling off of that land for development. Hong Kong exit backup plan if Communism moved in to destroy the economy and mega wealthy in Hong Kong and a skyline that was built for those who today own property in Hong Kong worth 3-4x the going rate of a free standing detached home in Vancouver. 2/3rds of the down town condo’s were sitting empty when they were built but bought with foreign money under the lefts watch… I could go off on a rant about this having watched it the last 15 years go from $100k condo’s to $250k, to $400 to now basically min $750k for a 2 bedroom, sub 1,000 sq ft hovel downtown.
commented 2016-12-08 13:21:15 -0500
Those who control the ports and the railhead control the country
commented 2016-12-08 11:38:20 -0500
Yvette Mozol asked, " Why do people keep electing these left wing socialists, who never do the " right " thing."

My opinion on that issue is not the most popular, but I think it is because people equate Conservatives, the “right”, with Christianity. And there are a large number of people that would rather “cut their wrists” (i.e. vote for the lying stealing left) than vote for a politician they perceive as a Christian.

But then, that is just my opinion on the reason why people vote again and again for the same people that lead them down the path of economic and moral ruin.
commented 2016-12-08 06:37:30 -0500
Even Herman Goering acquired wealth knowing his days were numbered. He knew the war was over and that he would lose everything he had gotten by theft and skullduggery. The SJWs are no different. They know the commies and muslims will finish them off once in power but they still gather up all the material things and accoutrements of power while they can. The danse macabre has nothing on us.Party on!
commented 2016-12-08 06:16:42 -0500
KARAN SINGH… Thanks for that perceptive post… Ever since the decision of Great Britain to accede control of Hong Kong to the communists in 1984, the fate of Vancouver has been writ large in the ensuing years… All of the prognostications have proven to be true and “useful idiots” like Gregor Robertson are merely puppets being jerked around for the daily theatre of the people who still think they are in control of what happens at city hall from day to day… “Whities” in Vancouver are living in a dream world if they still think they control the agenda, but economic realities such as affordable housing are slapping them more and more in the face each and every day… But Hey!; smoke dope; shoot up, promote East Hastings and Main,and “Don’t Worry; Be Happy…”
commented 2016-12-08 02:59:26 -0500
Whaaat!!??? 😂😂😂❤️

Sorry, it’s TRUE JOURNALISM that he’s doing ❤️

Everyone needs to hate EVERY FORM of Marxism because it always has been and always will be Evil ❤️

ANONYMOUS commented 1 hour ago
Yet another video on how Chris hates the Chinese. At the rate he is going, it won’t be long before he finds himself in a re education camp somewhere in the middle of China.
commented 2016-12-08 02:59:25 -0500
Whaaat!!??? 😂😂😂❤️

Sorry, it’s TRUE JOURNALISM that he’s doing ❤️

Everyone needs to hate EVERY FORM of Marxism because it always has been and always will be Evil ❤️

ANONYMOUS commented 1 hour ago
Yet another video on how Chris hates the Chinese. At the rate he is going, it won’t be long before he finds himself in a re education camp somewhere in the middle of China.
commented 2016-12-08 02:10:08 -0500
Chris doesn’t hat e the Chinese. He hates the commies. You should too and you would if you weren’t so busy virtue signalling.
commented 2016-12-08 01:59:28 -0500
Yet another video on how Chris hates the Chinese. At the rate he is going, it won’t be long before he finds himself in a re education camp somewhere in the middle of China.
commented 2016-12-08 01:27:18 -0500
I would make a good bet that many Chinese will move out of the area as this crap happens more and more, many of them they left China to get away from the damn communists.
commented 2016-12-08 01:25:32 -0500
Bill Elder the scum would sell their souls and their offspring for personal gain, I do not know how they sleep at night.
commented 2016-12-08 01:05:17 -0500
Once again we see the truth of the scripture: “the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil”.
commented 2016-12-07 23:33:18 -0500
Wow. Robertson is pretty good at feigning ignorance. Must have had the same drama coach as Justin. Such strange times we live in. Yeah, watch your back Christopher. Good job.
commented 2016-12-07 22:35:01 -0500
I wrote off Canada a while ago—Canuckbrains are just too lame to really fly. All I ever hear is: ’It’s even worse in the States’. Buy a kimono and, just to be on the safe side, a carpet.
commented 2016-12-07 22:29:09 -0500
Big problem for the Mayor to be on board with the Kinder Morgan pipeline which will have so many benefits, job creation, larger market share, higher revenues for the company, etc, all excellent reasons to applaud, but Robertson would rather be doing business with a communist regime & doing it on the sly, it looks like. Why do people keep electing these left wing socialists, who never do the " right " thing.
commented 2016-12-07 22:15:59 -0500
Chris, please do an FOI for the same in Burnaby next-door !!! For many years, BCA (an NDP subsidiarity) has run the city without a single opposition member.. and high-rise condo development is rampant, at the expense of affordable housing.
commented 2016-12-07 22:10:28 -0500
within 30 years you will see Chinese warships parked off the coast of BC . when they come to take over
commented 2016-12-07 22:03:47 -0500
Looks like Gregor got caught with his hand in the Chinese cookie jar.
Good work Christopher, follow up the best you can. We know the Gregor-loving MSM will likely ignore this potential scandal.
commented 2016-12-07 21:53:00 -0500
These proggy marxists will sell out their nation and birthright to Chi-coms if there’s a lush reward in it for them – Treason by any other name smells just as foul.
commented 2016-12-07 21:51:36 -0500
Practically, chinese are already in control of BC, especially metro vancouver. Mayors of all ten cities falling under metro vancouver are mere puppets of communist chinese govt. BC has already become a proxy chinese state.
UBC professor David Ley in his book ‘Millionaire Migrants’ writes about how chinese are controlling our economy, especially the real estate & how much influence the chinese govt. has on BC politicians and their policies.
Then there was another detailed study done by UBC Professor Daniel Hiebert on the tax evasion going on at massive scale by chinese millionaire immigrants.
Journalists like Douglas Todd & others have investigated & successfully demonstrated how our politicians and Canadian agencies like: FINTRAC, CRA and CIC have allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants as well as offshore speculators to abuse Canada’s tax and immigration system in order to launder dirty money from places like China.
The situation is so bad that you can’t run a successful business unless you are able to communicate in mandarin or cantonese, you’ve to advertise in one of the chinese language for your products or services, then you need an employee who could communicate in mandarin/chinese with prospective customers. If you drive around the city you’ll notice 80% of signs are in chinese (along with English, only for the time being). All the new high-rise skyscrapers, coming up so fast all around the city, have no fourth floor as to speak of because #4 is considered sign of death by chinese. Whatever is being build it’s exclusively to cater wealthy chinese not the local Canadians.
As I’ve stated several times before, the way things are running very soon chinese govt. will lay it’s claim over BC territory just like they did with Tibet in 1959 & recently over South China Sea.
commented 2016-12-07 21:39:37 -0500
All you valley girls and guys and your kids and grand kids will be moving to the caribou , up country to make way

Things are definitely moving backwards for you guys

Great work WILSON , that Robertson is one great big piece of shit !!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-12-07 21:14:35 -0500
Holy, Chris. You better keep your wits about you. That’s some serious mafia you’re dealing with. Blessed work. God speed
commented 2016-12-07 21:04:40 -0500
It seems like this mayor is already funding his next electoral campaign!!!!!!
commented 2016-12-07 20:59:43 -0500
Excellent work, Christopher! Keep holding their feet to the fire like a real journalist.