Monday, July 14, 2014

Vancouver Civic Election Pre-Season...Pointy's Poll Location Problem.


As noted by Mr. S. Quinn (the best darned radio host who will not be sliding into either PTill's or BGood's slot over at CKNW) this afternoon...

The NPA's candidate for Vancouver mayor apparently does not actually live in Vancouver.

Instead, Mr. Quinn reported (and FABula confirmed) that Mr. Lapointe lives in the tax haven that is the UBC lands.


Not only can he not vote for himself but....

Mr. Lapointe cannot claim to feel our pain when it comes to, say, paying for a new bike lane or repairing a swimming pool.

If you get my drift.




G West said...

M. LaPointe's "qualifications" as a politician are certainly legitimate questions for consideration.
I'd beg to argue that his 'record' and his effectiveness as an editor and journalist are also worthy of some additional thought.

My recollection is that his 'record' on reporting the Basi/Virk story (which had significant implications for his new best friend Peter Armstrong) is something else which might not sustain the kind of scrutiny BC Mary used to focus on that little item.

RossK said...

Ahhhhh, yes....

But of course.

Thanks for that GW.