Friday, April 17, 2009

The Bankrupt Party


Francis Bula has written a first-rate piece on the front page of the local edition of this morning's Globe.

In it, she chronicles the endless escalating costs of the famous Olympic Village. Read the full story for the numbers and weep. The final total cost will easily exceed a Billion dollars. The City of Vancouver is increasingly on the hook and pegging more and more of its limited resources on this one horse.

Of course, the officials, like City Councillors Louie and Meggs, insist alles iz gut and all will work out ïn the fullness of time."

Hey, Ray and Gregg...in the fullness of time, I will be a Hollywood movie star, my next-door neighbour will win the Nobel for particle physics and and the guy at the fish store won't start a conversation with "How about those Canucks!"

The irony of this story is that it sits on the page in the print edition smack up against The Culprit.

There he is waving from the window of a helicopter on his way to his re-election - Gordo, the Great.

The man who has brought you the $Billion housing project that is bankrupting the City of Vancouver.

Oh what rich comedy if he lost the election (He won't.) and had to sit out The Big Party.

We can dream, can't we?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

As much as I dislike the olympdicks and gordo, wasnt it an NDP gov that won us the right to piss away endless amounts of money so that the rich and infamous will be able to party at our expense. To all those that opposed this waste of time and money maybe the VANOCKERS can organize a WE TOLD YOU SO party at BC Place for March 2010

Keith said...

The NDP supported Whistler for the Olympics in 1998, but it was the BC Liberals who carried the ball after getting elected in 2001.
Within days of election, the Liberals began promoting the RAV line which was never mentioned during the election. There definitely was an agenda, of which the voters were not made aware.

Alien breath said...

Mr. Berner, WHY ARE YOU RUINING YOUR STORIES.
Keep your "predictions for the election" out of the story,it`s morbid defeatism,it doesn`t add to the story,and 50% plus don`t want the Liberals to win.......
Don`t believe the Mustel poll,Joan Mcyntire`s (Liberal MLA) is all Mustel all the time.
Wilf Hanni is running all his candidates in swing ridings,all ridings have issues,believe me.....

This election is all about Run of River,and BC assets.......
Greens won`t vote for Gordoh,Conservatives won`t vote for gordoh,and people are angry.

Believe whatever outcome you want,just keep it out of the stories.....
P.S.More bombshells to come.....

Norman Farrell said...

Gordo needed the Olympics to justify building a toll-free super highway from West Van to Whistler. Wait for the real estate plays by his pals and patrons when they start subdividing and selling off the old BC Rail land banks.

Gazetteer said...

Mr. B--

Your fish monger likes the Canucks?



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Anonymous said...

David... the plundering of Vancouver City's Property Endowment fund is chump change compared to the long-term wealth transfer being planned for privatized BC power ...

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