Thanks to Tim Murray for this OpEd.
You might wonder why city staff in towns like Campbell River, Courtenay, and Nanaimo, BC or 500 other localities across the land are threatened with disciplinary action if they leak information about the hidden pro-growth agendas of their “employers”–the mayors and town councillors. Well, here is the context. Regional planners, under the direction of their political overlords—the proxies of developers—-are trying to shove tens of thousands more people into the North Vancouver Island region. And they don’t want people get wind of it, or at least to grasp the full implications of their devious plans. Sound familiar? It should. What is transpiring here is transpiring across Canada and the continent of North America–and elsewhere. New subdivisions are sprouting up all over the map in place of greenbelts, woodlands and marshes and the people have little say in the matter.
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