Gregor Robertson had to go to Victoria to change the Vancouver charter, Gregor needed to acquire the legal authority to borrow hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, yes friends, because of the decision by the Sam Sullivan,Peter Ladner and the rest of the NPA party the city of Vancouver is on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars, who knows why the NPA chose Millennium development, they had no money, no assets, they had nothing but an in with Paul Barbeau and the NPA party.
In reading the Nanaimo daily news, not only did the NPA`s builder of choice screw over Vancouver but they have screwed over the city of Nanaimo for millions and millions of dollars, of course I don`t feel sorry for Vancouver, the elected officials,the NPA decided Vancouver`s fate but I do feel sorry for Nanaimo, you see, Nanaimo believed they were dealing with a reputable firm, think about it, certainly if Vancouver`s NPA chose Millennium to build the athletes village they must be capable of building a new hotel in Nanaimo, small potatoes compared to the Vancouver project.
Well Nanaimo was wrong, Millennium development is nothing but a disaster, I have followed and written on this story for several years now, it`s unfortunate that Nanaimo followed the NPA`s lead and picked Millennium, because....Nanaimo has a new trade and convention center(Not built by NPA`s builder of choice Millenniun).....But they have a problem, Nanaimo lost $850.000,00 dollars last year on the trade and convention because they had no where for delegates to stay,they lost bookings,and guess what,because of Millennium development Nanaimo will lose at least a million dollars for 2 more years,or at least until they get a new hotel to compliment the trade and convention center! So no matter who Nanaimo now gets to build a new hotel the city of Nanaimo will be out millions more in lost conventions,Nanaimo has spent over $3 million dollars on Millennium development on managements fees and more, (read about how the bankrupt company Millennium Development has missed deadline after deadline here)http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=0af5873d-d8e0-442e-a164-8ee44ab1b690&p=1
Absolutely amazing, a right wing Nanaimo run city gets screwed over big time by Millennium,yet I never hear Susan Anton talking about Vancouvers potential largest financial hit in history,I never hear Susan Anton talking about forcing Estelle Lo to resign, no friends,Susan Anton only has answers for Gregor Robertson and how he should run the city,the pure hypocrisy of the lone NPA to squawk about how awful Gregor Robertson is, yes,selective memory indeed, perhaps Susan Anton has advice for the city on Nanaimo and can help them out with a reputable builder? Everywhere Millennium development went buyers and people got screwed and were left holding the bag,for example..in West Vancouver.
Where did all the money paid to Millennium development go?who knows, all I know is Gregor Robertson has done his best not to drag the NPA and Susan Anton through the mud, perhaps someone should ask Susan Anton about the 250 social housing units in the athletes village,Gregor will have to sell those units for market value to try and recoup some of the hundreds of millions the city of Vancouver has spent.
All I know is Peter Ladner and Sam Sullivan and all the NPA need to explain why they structured a deal with Millennium development that could cost the city of Vancouver a king`s ransom, Estelle Lo warned the city, her warnings fell upon deaf ears, maybe all the electrical panels should be pulled from the athletes village and rip all the wiring out of the 1000 plus units, hey,what the hell, whats another wheel barrel of cash leaving the city,no friends,Gregor Robertson may be a little flaky but the Peter Ladner and the NPA cost the city a fortune,the NPAs actions with Millennium development led to West Vancouver and tentacles stretched across the Georgia Strait and sucked millions from Nanaimo.....The biggest possible con in Vancouver history, anyway, where there is a spark there is a NPA mouthpiece blaming Vision for the end of the world.
So, the Millennium development saga is over,Vancouver got guzzled with insider help,Nanaimo got screwed through association,West Vancouver,who cares, a lesson learned,we have bigger fish to fry, where there is smoke there is fire, and I see smoke coming out of Gordon Campbell`s ears.
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