October 05, 2017

Vancouver Mayor Robertson “outed” on China trip: Why the secrecy?

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Continuing to cozy up to the People’s Republic of China, Vancouver's Mayor Robertson participated in an overseas trip recently signing an agreement with the city of Shanghai. The problem is, the agreement was done in secret at first.

Robertson was only discovered to be in China after someone took a picture of him on a train platform and sent it to the South China Morning Post.

The letter of understanding eventually released doesn’t appear to have anything alarming or controversial in it, yet there has been consistent and recurring secrecy from City Hall and the Mayor’s office on issues related to China influence.

In this case, the agreement was only released to the public after he was outed, with Mayor Robertson blaming the delay on a “glitch.”

But this is just the latest in a history of secrecy from Vancouver City Hall when it comes to influence from Mainland China.

Rather than put it out as a public press release, the city only made the agreement available to those who file freedom of information requests.

Robertson has shown he is tone deaf to the influence of Chinese money in Vancouver's real estate market.

On top of the willingness to ignore the influx of Chinese capital into Vancouver, and dismissing those who raise concerns as “xenophobic”, Mayor Robertson's City Hall has had many "mistakes" or "glitches" on issues related to Chinese influence, making it all seem so very secretive.

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commented 2017-10-07 09:17:06 -0400
Jamie McMaster, all of the above. Great post!
commented 2017-10-06 10:30:44 -0400
Why the secrecy?

a) personal gain
b) slimy political deal in the works
c) because that’s just the way a lot of rodents operate
d) all of the above
commented 2017-10-06 10:25:22 -0400
It wouldn’t surprise me if Candice Bergen’s VISA was denied based on LPC’s request to China to do so.
This Conservative MP has repeatedly demanded answers from the corrupt PM in the House.
commented 2017-10-06 02:52:49 -0400
Good point JAMES HALA… It’s the way “business” has been done in China for thousands of years… Influence Peddling… Now here it is alive and well in British Columbia and evidently “thriving”… Too bad for the little guy trying to find affordable housing… But hey, as long as City Hall is kept "greased’, who cares?…
commented 2017-10-06 01:25:09 -0400
Gonna be funny seeing the looks on the faces of the enviro kooks when they realize China controls parts of BC and they are immune from any rules for the environment..
commented 2017-10-05 21:26:45 -0400
It’s very simple and obvious…." our " politicians in BC especially in the lower mainland are nothing but facilitators for money laundering criminals from China into our real-estate market. They are basically nothing more than organized crime
commented 2017-10-05 17:57:09 -0400
Krispy Larue, I had similar thoughts!
commented 2017-10-05 17:04:32 -0400
When I read ‘outed’ in the title I figured this was his ‘Brokeback Mountain’ moment.
commented 2017-10-05 16:19:30 -0400
Great report Christopher.

“glitch” – how convenient!
commented 2017-10-05 16:07:10 -0400
mayor happy planet was elected using monies from the tides foundation, it explains his wingnut stance on oil tankers and the port of Vancouver which is thankfully beyond his envirofascist grasp.
commented 2017-10-05 15:37:10 -0400
The pay master is G.SOROS.
commented 2017-10-05 15:01:17 -0400
Interesting article by Mr. Wilson when combined with Mr. Levant’s prior article.

A question to ask is “who are the pay masters of these left wing traitors?”

We know one pay master country for sure now.
commented 2017-10-05 14:41:52 -0400
Vancouver’s power elites have known there was going to be trouble in the Lower Mainland housing market ever since Britain already back in 1982 announced its intent to hand Hong Kong back to the Communist Chinese on June 30th, 1997.. Already back in 1982 the real estate scams started with Chinese “students” buying multi-million dollar homes in Richmond and West Vancouver… So no surprise about today’s affordable housing crisis… And no surprise that Mayor Moonbeam would be over there signing “deals” without telling the public… “Glitch” my ass…
commented 2017-10-05 14:37:58 -0400
If Robertson has to sell out his province to foreign entity’s, China is a lot better than selling to Muslims.

It would not surprise me to see China as a new World Leader, in the not to far distant future. This, of course will not happen until After Trump AD.
commented 2017-10-05 14:11:26 -0400
Another Anti- Canadian Traitor! Looks like he’s got that same look as all the other politicians, something very evil lying beneath the surface with these corrupt leaders and all of Trudeau’s friends. Something very evil for sure!