People generally acknowledge that BC politics is messed up, but this push to regain the corporate municipal vote [pdf] here really takes puts the ass in asylum.
The claim is that businesses are being unfairly taxed without representation, ergo businesses ought to have a vote at the municipal level.
Never mind that every business owner and employee that actually lives in the city they operate in already has a vote.
Never mind that the only other place in the world that shills like this is the business district of London, England.
Never mind that the guy who wrote that trite in the Vancouver Sun is “known for showing up at Burnaby council meetings wearing his scoutmaster uniform.”
Just remember that democracy is, in it’s most pure form, a system of people governing themselves. In Canada, at least, corporations are not people.