What would happen if we were to change some of the names?
Replace “National Energy Board” with “Planning Department”
Substitute “Kinder Morgan” with “Developer”
Change “Parliament” to “City Hall”
Vancouver City Hall is treating citizens of Vancouver similar to how the national government treats the City of Vancouver. Yet the pot calls the kettle black.
What are the parallels between the federal government and Vancouver’s civic government? In both cases, we have a political party funded by a powerful lobby group, achieving an absolute majority in elections. In turn, important policies, votes and panels are orchestrated through strong internal control of the party to guarantee that the business interests of political donors are given top priority. Then…
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