Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Accentuate the positive

Andy "We call him 'Drew' on occasion but that irked an anonymous commenter who wants him to be called 'Andrew' so we will just call him 'Andy' today" Stewart got a negative headline in today's Westcoast section of The Vancouver Sun, but the article did show how TEAM Burnaby is willing to spend their way to making Burnaby a better city. The article also pointed out how crazy the city is where the left wants to cut while the right wants to put money into social programs. Derek Corrigan and the BCA claim that TEAM's spending will cause Burnaby council to force another tax hike on property owners.

In their defense, Stewart and his TEAM have been churning out the press releases over the past couple of days. They have been getting quite a bit of coverage (compared to the other GVRD suburbs) in Vancouver's big two papers. Yesterday, Stewart was pitching how TEAM plans to care for Burnaby's seniors. Today, TEAM's school trustees, with former council candidate Rich Baerg getting the quotes in the press release, launched their plan for a school drug dealer tip line.

Past challenges to the BCA have been mostly negative with little emphasis on what the alternative could do for Burnaby. Despite the criticism the have been receiving in this site's comments and in some of the letters to the local press, this time around TEAM Burnaby is providing voters with a choice that, despite being critical of Corrigan and company, is putting out a well-developed platform for the city. By rolling it out bit-by-bit, TEAM is also maximizing their coverage in the local press. That must really be getting the BCA's goat.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Team is just style. What they really gunning for is political goodies so that the Campaign Manager can be some highly paid Executive Assistant flunky to the candidate who they hope to be Mayor.

Why spend the money on a fink line for drug dealers in schools? That's what the Principal's Office is for.

The only choice regarding Team is if Harry Bloy actually ends up what getting what he really wants.

Power and influence and lots of it.

Given a choice, with the influence of Harry Bloy on Team Burnaby, and the BCA Corrigan group, Burnaby would be better off with the BCA if the BCA corrected the error of their ways.

11/08/2005 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. Corrigan is getting long at the tooth. Time for a change as it's too cozy for the BCA hacks. Too much of an old boys (and gals} party.

11/08/2005 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same trough different pigs.

11/08/2005 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drug dealer hotline is a hell of an idea! Take it from someone who has not been out of school for long. Drugs are rampant in schools and so are the dealers supplying them,it's about time someone had a good idea!! GO TEAM GO!!!

11/12/2005 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why wouldn't it be smart to just phone the local police and report it, rather than spending money on a snitch line?

This is just inefficient and wasting taxpayer money.

A phone call twenty five cents to the Burnaby RCMP would do the same thing.

Another gimmick from a political group that obviously doesn't think things through.

"GO TEAM GO"... Previous poster is freebasing on sugar obviously.

11/12/2005 6:48 PM  

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