July 2009 Archives

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The Vancouver Sun has tracked down a photo of then NDP MLA Gregor Robertson (far right) as he and other cyclists led a protest to shut down city streets and cause traffic chaos. Photograph by: Flickr account "Brian of Vancouver", (http://www.flickr.com/photos/belltown/)

As predicted by the Vancouver Police Department earlier this week, many of the roads in Vancouver were a "critical mess" this evening as the Critical Mass cyclists made their way throughout the city in "protest." This evening the Vancouver Sun reports that despite his lame attempt at "tough talk" with the Critical Mass protestors, Mayor Robertson had previously appealed directly to them to help him get elected last Fall.

The Sun has obtained a photo of the Mayor actively participating in the Critical Mass protest from a Flickr account and has posted it on their website (see above). He did not participate in the protest this evening as he said he was "pissed off" that the organizers (whoever they are??) hadn't provided him with a street map of where they were going protest.

The Sun also obtained a transcript of Robertson's speech to the group whereby he appeals to the Critical Mass cyclists to help support his nomination to become the Vision Vancouver leader.

Here is the transcript of Robertson's speech as posted by the Sun:


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