Why are some mayors so hell bent on kicking the legs out from underneath our resource economy?
Have they forgotten that Vancouver is really nothing more than a port that funnels B.C.’s and Western Canada’s natural resources to the world?
Without B.C.’s vast mineral, forest and energy resources, Vancouver would be without an economic base. Without the mining and mineral exploration industries, downtown Vancouver would be a ghost town.
As a lawyer friend who works in a large law firm told me, most of his work revolves around forestry, mining and First Nations. Short-sighted NDP mayors such as Derek Corrigan and Gregor Robertson should bear this in mind and stop biting the hand that feeds them and all of us who live in the Lower Mainland.