Commentary

Anton and Robertson Offer Empty Criticisms of Northeast False Creek

  Before I delve into the issue of Northeast False Creek (NEFC), I want to indicate that the concept of density, which was at the heart of former Mayor Sam Sullivan’s EcoDensity initiative, is...

Prostitution and transforming a predator’s world

[Editors Note: This is a revised version of a previous article.] "A measure of our society’s worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to...

Transforming a Predators' World

  "A measure of our society's worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to protect those who cannot speak for themselves, we cannot call ours...

The Truth Behind the Kerry Jang UBCM Affair

Some completely false allegations have been made about Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang’s removal from the board of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).  I want to clear up the misconceptions...

Suzanne Anton Campaigns Against the "Wasteful" Community Garden?

Anton is tackling the important issues at City Hall It is so refreshing to finally have a City Councillor tackling the tough issues at City Hall.

Civic Affairs

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into the “Year In Review” forum hosted by previous NPA candidate Michael Geller, largely because I suspected an overwhelmingly NPA supportive crowd...

Police Taking Math Lessons From VANOC

The Vancouver police issued a statement on Friday indicating that they're doing their bit to keep policing costs down. They recognize the extraordinary financial situation the City is in, and they're...

Shifting Gears on the Liquor Bylaw Ratio

Shifting gears in politics is generally looked at in one of two ways: either it’s a sign of weakness – a rebuke of a government’s initial plans and policies, or an indication that you have an...

Ridiculous Scenarios: the Press, the Vancouver Police Department, and/or the ISU

A couple of weeks ago, Police Chief Jim Chu called a press conference to complain about the "dire picture" he said the press had "painted" in the recent weeks about the suppression of civil rights 201