Despite being Metro News, Emily Jackson’s great piece yesterday [below] about how brutally cruel the Saskatchewan government is should make us mindful of a number of issues. Not the least of which is that the neoliberal Saskatchewan Party has been photocopying many of the worst of BC’s regressive and anti-social policies. That makes the BC … Continue reading No, BC Actually Mentored Saskatchewan’s Poor-Bashing →
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Dear Janet Fraser, First of all, let me start by congratulating you on your school board election victory this past Saturday. I voted for you enthusiastically, as I did your running mate Mischa Oak and the rest of the Green Party team on the city council and park board slates. It is truly gratifying . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: An Open Letter to Janet Fraser
With a week and a half to go before voting day in municipalities across British Columbia, the campaign here in Vancouver seems to have devolved into a veritable hatefest against two-term mayor and eccentric juice magnate Gregor Robertson.
There is nothing surprising about that. Incumbents (a.k.a. the sinister hands currently at the controls of Big . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Some Thoughts on the Vancouver Election … Plus Endorsements!
I know everyone in the arts community is celebrating this news: City hall is bringing some relief to Vancouver’s embattled arts community, which has for years complained about a lack […]
Read Part 1 here I just wanted to update you with this thread of articles that are very illuminating- Please add your thoughts to this conversation- Some of the conversation […]
Ever since my last post I have received a lot of questions as to why I found it so entertaining- the debate. I was also contacted by dozens- yes, dozens- […]
I think I discovered the most amazing conversation on Facebook and YOU have to contribute to this debate. I have thought about this for a long time (thanks to AY […]
LiveTweet Summary of Vision Vancouver’s Affordable Housing event. Check @internationalmf’s hashtags: #vanRE #vanpoli for more. I will do more analysis on the Vision Vancouver event, but just some general highlights and […]
1 ICYMI: Why focus criticism on @VisionVancouver, as non-partisan? I ≠ reporter. I'm an academic. I interrogate power. VV has it. #vanpoli— Melissa Fong (@internationalmf) May 08, 2014 2 […]
Let me talk to you about Vision Vancouver (for the umpteenth time)… I am just incredibly surprised with how slick they have become. As I told you yesterday- they have […]
For every piece of hate mail I get ten more messages that are just too positive or too funny to ignore. I met up with this particular person who started […]
I Live Tweeted the Vision Vancouver-sponsored event “Protecting Vancouver’s Cultural Spaces: How we can preserve culture in a growing city”- You can search the hashtag #VanCulturalSpaces for related tweets on the event. It […]
Vision Vancouver Manifesto? 1 Promise to end homelessness 2 Pass inadequate #DTESLAP 3 Ballem report worst AFTER ppl pleaded to stop gentrification 4 Gregor blames Prov — Melissa Fong (@internationalmf) […]
Once upon a time… There was a handsome young prince named Gregor Angus Bethune Robertson. He was a much envied prince. He represented his fiefdom, Vancouver-Fairview, for years before he, […]
…. They WILL earn a profit because it is Vancouver.
Gillespie knows that encroaching on DTES is best odds at this point in Vancouver’s real estate. Largest “rent-gap”/ current to potential price in the city- and he’s always known that so he’s more bold, perhaps than others, to make that happen.
I know a lot . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Vancouver developers- Gillespie, DTES & other thoughts on financial reform, Vision Vancouver
Vancouver’s City Council is occasionally lauded as ‘progressive,’ and the ruling party – Vision Vancouver – takes significant pride in trumpeting their work on affordable housing as evidence of such. But then they go and define “affordable rent” for a 1-bedroom apartment at $1,500.
And today’s quote from Geoff Meggs is fascinating:
Meggs dismisses Antrim’s . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Vancouver’s ‘Progressive’ Council and Housing