Would you have a problem if we told you the City of Vancouver spent more than $300,000 on anti-pipe line ads in the last two years?
NPA Councillor Melissa De Genova questions why the city went ahead with it.
“$20,000 has been spent on social and digital media, website ads as well as design of info graphics and print ads.”
De Genova says the ads weren’t even targeted in Vancouver it was geared to Ontarians.
She says the other $283,000 went to research and other possible ads.
It was spent to collect information for intervener status so the city and Mayor Gregor Robertson were prepared to appear before the National Energy Board during consultations that took place in August.
Jordan Bateman says the city is wasting money on an issue that is beyond its mandate.
“Now we have an example here where the city of Vancouver spends $300,000 just meddling in other government’s business for no other reason than to score political points with the environmental folks who support Vision Vancouver.”
He says the money could have gone to more worthwhile causes like housing.
CKNW has reached out to the Mayor.