I don’t think there’s a local politician anywhere in Canada or the US that has taken such a hardline approach to involving the potential threat of manmade global warming into his policies than Vancouver’s global warming Mayor Gregor Robertson.
We’ve had bike lanes rammed down our throats and now have underused bike sharing stations which take away dozens of parking spots, we have a plan to ban natural gas usage in the city by 2050, and now we’re spending hundreds of thousands if not millions studying and preparing plans for what may or not be several centimetres of sea level rising.
Ironically, both the Mayor and his Vision Vancouver team at city hall have been unable to deal with the occasional heavy snowfall we experience in this city.
So while it doesn’t snow heavily every winter in Vancouver, we usually have one or two days of snow which are then washed away or melted within a couple of days, but it seems any amount of snow, puts the city in peril.
Watch as I share what happened this winter when a big storm hit the Lower Mainland of BC and the city was unprepared to deal with it, especially when the temperature remained below freezing allowing the snow to stick around longer than usual.
All of this happened while Mayor Robertson was on vacation, which he didn’t cut short despite calls for him to return home.
And guess what? As you’ll see from my report, this isn’t the first time the Mayor underestimated a Canadian winter while he was vacationing in a sunnier clime!
Mayor Robertson should stop talking about global warming and the “threats” it may or may not pose to our city and instead, actually deal with real weather conditions in winter and spend our tax dollars properly for once?