On Following Orders & The Mayor Losing The Election On Purpose

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by Sean Orr | What should be on the front page of every paper in BC: Homeless people’s life expectancy half of average in B.C.. Oh yeah, but “they all come here because of Vancouver’s temperate climate…” blah, blah, blah. Yeah, they come here to die is more like it.

Instead, The Province’s front page asks: Why can’t B.C.’s weather forecasters get it right more often? “Even Madryga says he doesn’t always get it right, despite being one of the most careful and cautious of forecasters…” You know what else he doesn’t get right? Climate change. He denies it, while apparently shilling for Port Metro Vancouver. But then again, maybe he’s just – cough – following orders: Canadian government orders scientists not to disclose extent of polar melting.

Energy Giant Serves Vancouver Poet & Professor Stephen Collis $5.6 Million Lawsuit for Opposing Pipeline Expansion. “Using a man’s own verse against him in a court of law? I won’t stanza for it.” – the imitable Charles Demers.

Meanwhile, This Canadian Artist Halted Pipeline Development by Copyrighting His Land as a Work of Art. Canada’s own Little Sparta.

Here’s a conspiracy theory for you: Is Gregor Robertson trying to throw the election? But here’s something to vote for! Let’s elect him and thwart his dastardly plans! Ha ha, that’ll show him!

Attack the attack: Vision Vancouver misquotes reporters on NPA attack website. Hardly. The real take away? “Vision is also attacking LaPointe for living at UBC, which means he does not pay taxes in Vancouver.” Wow. I kind of want him to be elected because it will make my job so much easier!

Speaking of attack ads: The real grassroots speak up about the Kinder Morgan plan to pipe oil through Vancouver. Don’t elect these quacks!

Meanwhile, As a Progressive, Why NOT Vote for COPE? A little bit of column A and a little bit of column B.

“Oh, there you go, bringing class into it again…” How Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal became cities split by class. I’m sure the Feds are content to let us ‘battle along economic lines’ in largely meaningless civic elections, but also Richard Florida is just…wrong.

Creative Classes: UBC’s Vantage College: Canadians need not apply. There’s a fair bit of xenophobia here, but come on, who can afford to go to UBC as it is?

I have a problem with this article: The Internet Has A “Problem” Problem. How dare you attack Too Many Cooks! It’s basically my brain. Ryan Edward Miller concurs.

Sestito tweets the answer to the universe: Tom Sestito sends, then deletes, a tweet: an exhaustive investigation. And Wendy13 of all people figures it out.

Bonus: Ranking every Canadian Heritage Minute, part one and part two.

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