... The foundation document that served as the basis for the measures city council approved in July (Vancouver 2020 A Bright Green Future: An Action Plan for Becoming the World’s Greenest City by 2020) opposes ... growth.
... If Vancouver’s green action plan was a benign program of backyard chickens and bike lanes, it could be laughed off as another zany flight of fancy by Mayor Gregor Robertson. But it isn’t. It is a radical departure from Canadian values, from enlightened capitalism and from our culture of freedom and democracy.
... There are no detailed costs in the green action plan, only a hint of the support expected from federal and provincial governments...
...The drafters of Vancouver 2020 are shocked by our ignorance of the environment and they propose that ecological literacy — or rather, their ecoideology — be part of the education curriculum on par with reading, writing and arithmetic. [If you think this is just a flight of fancy read this front page story in Friday's Vancouver Sun].
... That Vancouver city council approved ordinances to implement this self-righteous manifesto, its attack on freedom and its Orwellian Big Brother implications should have sent a shudder down the spine of everyone who lives here.It certainly sends a shudder down my spine.
Harvey Enchin for Mayor!!