Posts Tagged ‘Aaron Jasper’

Political games trump gender equity spin by Robertson, Mackinnon

Posted by Jonathan Ross

The dynamic duo is at it again, and this time, they are using gender politics as their latest form of attack.

This story went up in this morning’s Vancouver Courier, with the spin being that Aaron Jasper was undemocratic, and that a female should be in the chair.

But like usual, the Ian Robertson/Stuart Mackinnon alliance has become more concerned with cheap politics than substance.

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Stuart MacKinnon and Ian Robertson prove their transparent politics

Posted by Jonathan Ross

Mackinnon was on the horn last night, while Robertson didn't even bother to show up - much like this picture from the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

An inch deep and a mile wide…that seems to be the best description of the opposition when it comes to budgetary issues regarding the Vancouver Park Board.

Political observers might remember the joint press release sent out by Green Park Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon and NPA Park Board Commissioner Ian Robertson.

Yet in spite of that precursor, yesterday’s Council meeting (which had in excess of 30 speakers interested in offering their opinions on the budget) offered performances (or a lack thereof) that didn’t exactly live up to the bluster.

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Quick hits

Posted by Jonathan Ross

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Mike Klassen: the pot calling the kettle black

Posted by Jonathan Ross

Mike Klassen seems to have no memory of his partisan past, now that he has "reinvented" himself as a "non-partisan" blogger.

Mike Klassen posted this on Friday evening, clearly settling in for a fun-filled weekend of blogging.  One supposes that he was trying to “out” me.

Well, not only does his post represent the height of hypocrisy when considering the author’s past, but it also doesn’t offer a stitch of information that is groundbreaking.

Let’s clear a couple of things up.

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In 2010, Vancouver had fewer than half the number of murders than it had in 2009.  There were nine homicides within Vancouver’s city limits, down from 19 killings the previous year.


“Perhaps it was my silk dress or the new perfume I’ve been wearing lately. When I asked Suzanne Anton what her New Year’s resolution was, she replied, “To kiss a pretty girl!” and pecked me on the cheek.”  – Writer Emily Barca describing her encounter with the lone NPA City Councillor on New Year’s Eve.