I always enjoyed reading Mike Klassen's blog, City Caucus. Sometimes it was funny. I never forgot the picture he ran of Mayor Robertson hiding under a desk. But now that Klassan is running for City Council under the NPA banner, I wish he would answer questions.
I heard CKNW's Mike Smythe interview Klassan today for the second time, and both times he avoided answering questions. Today Klassan criticized Mayor Robertson for "talking out of both sides of his mouth". Klassan took the position that while Robertson was an MLA, he was a crusader for Cambie St. business owners who lost revenue when rapid transit was under construction on their door steps, but in his current role as mayor, Robertson doesn't seem to be too concerned about the Hornby St. business owners who lost over $2 million in revenue when a bike lane was rammed through. Smythe asked Klassan if he would compensate those business owners. Klassan wouldn't say yes or no.
In a previous interview with Smythe, Klassan was criticizing Mayor Robertson over the Hornby St. bike lane. Smythe asked him if he would get rid of the lane. Klassan wouldn't say yes or no.
If Rob Ford were running in Vancouver, he would have a straight answer for both those questions.