June 29, 2016

Kits Beach protest: Robertson’s “out of control” spending angers Vancouverites of EVERY political stripe

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

On Sunday over 150 Vancouver residents of all political stripes showed up at Kits Beach to protest wasteful spending by Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Vision Vancouver-led council.

The city is spending nearly $10M for upgrades to the Burrard Street Bridge and sidewalk expansion on Pt Grey Road, one of the most expensive places in the country to live.

It’s the area of Vancouver where David Suzuki has one of his multi-million dollar homes. It’s where Lululemon founder Chip Wilson lives.

It’s where Mayor Robertson formerly lived and it’s also where, a couple of years ago, they were granted a private road and bike lane.

I wasn't expecting that many people to show up so I was encouraged, because as you’ll see from the interviews, many of the protesters feel city spending is out of control and there’s complete lack of consultation with citizens.

With out of control housing prices and an ever increasing cost of living due to an expanded bureaucracy and too much red tape, we’re really at a tipping point in this city. This rally tapped into that anger.

I relish the opportunity to give these people a voice and provide critical and substantive coverage of the highly secretive and almost authoritarian city government of Mayor Robertson and Vision Vancouver.

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commented 2016-06-30 13:31:13 -0400
Don, thanks for your comments. I’m looking forward to exposing many of the facts you’ve stated about our Mayor to the country as I focus in on City Hall and all the secrecy they’re up to. I’m not as optimistic that Gregor will exit civic politics and return to business. For one he sold Happy Planet, secondly he was a 1 term MLA and I believe he has visions of a new Provincial Party to replace the useless BCNDP with something similar to a Vision Vancouver provincial party.
commented 2016-06-30 11:57:11 -0400
As I have mentioned before , Robertson is a member of Tides Canada who are funded by Tides International out of San Francisco , an umbrella group that funds all eco-protest groups that attack Canadian resource industries. Robertson , like Tides is a hypocrite . He screeches about pipelines and tankers but says nothing about BC’s # 1 export – coal that is shipped around the world via Vancouver.
Tides International have worked to prevent the Keystone XL pipeline from being built yet have no problem with the 10 pipeline projects built during Obama’s administration nor do they say anything about the 26 offshore drilling rigs that populate the California coast and pump out some of the dirtiest, heaviest carbonized oil in North America.
Once Robertson leaves civic politics he’ll go back to his Happy Planet company and his work with Tides Canada. The man is one of the worst mayors Vancouver has had since the Second World War.
commented 2016-06-30 01:56:06 -0400
Media ignores everything that is anti left because most of them are left wing. It seems like everything that causes misery whether it be more taxes, less freedom which is then pointed out by the non left, the media has no interest in reporting it because it does not fit their agenda. It would be nice if all journalists told the truth no matter what side of the aisle they’re on.
commented 2016-06-30 00:06:39 -0400
Another legacy hound in action. But did no one realize they were voting for an SJW lefty? What did you expect? “If the people haven’t suffered enough its their God-given right to suffer some more.”
commented 2016-06-29 20:15:56 -0400
Gregor’s " out of control " spending is a sad and serious problem which is almost completely ignored by the Media. The locals remember Robertson’s multi-million dollar losses on Real estate gambling, with the taxpayers money.
Rich and beautiful Vancouver will be the next Detroit as a result of this Liberal looser.
commented 2016-06-29 20:07:34 -0400
Sic’em Christopher.
Glad to have you full time on the BC front especially as we cycle around to a provincial election.
commented 2016-06-29 19:52:09 -0400
It’s a great idea to have a Rebel soldier in BC.
commented 2016-06-29 19:41:15 -0400
Gregor… moonbeam… another bad investment by Soros.