Frances Bula has a post up wherein she suggests that local Lotuslandian politicians may try to stop any planned dismantling of the ALR on the Lower Mainland.
The ringleader for such an effort will likely be Harold Steves who lays out how such a thing could be done in the Hume/Bula follow-up in today's Globe.
A couple of thoughts on this....
First, if I'm reading this right (and those in the know, please correct me if I'm wrong), it would appear that the Snooklandians are going after Northern/Rural (i.e. Peace region) land first, for carbon extraction purposes.
Second, when the edges of the envelope marked 'Kill The RedTape-Wrapped ALR' have been pushed way wide (more on that later) and the urban fight begins in earnest I am not convinced that local pols will not fade away in the end.
Not because real fightin' folk like Harold Steves or even Andrea Reimer will give up.
But rather because others (i.e. the majority) will.
Heckfire, it's not like this hasn't happened in Metro Vancouver recently, right?
And in that case it was actually a park, not farmland that will be bulldozed, paved over and developed.
And that particular 'fight' which was all kabuki from the very beginning was staged as being between a golf course and a park.
And the park lost.
Money - with a 'B'.