|NPA candidate Kirk LaPointe after Frances Bula's "empty question"|
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The "Empty Questions" That Puzzle Non-Partisan Association Vancouver's Kirk LaPointe in his Campaign for Mayor
Most prominently, he accused veteran civic reporter Frances Bula of asking an "empty question" when she attended his news conference last week - then walked away without answering.
You can see the video of that through the link below:
Kind of strange behaviour from someone who: a) is running for Mayor of Vancouver; b) is a former journalist and editor; and c) was Bula's own editor for many years at The Vancouver Sun.
But there are other questions that LaPointe seems puzzled by - or at least doesn't seem to want to answer.
And readers here know I support Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and his council school and park board team - so feel free to disregard my opinion as biased - but I think they are good questions that LaPointe needs to answer if he want to be Mayor.
Why is he running for Vancouver Mayor when he can't vote for himself and doesn't pay Vancouver city taxes?
The short answer is because he doesn't live or work in Vancouver - he is a resident of the University Endowment Lands and works in North Vancouver.
Where is the full NPA platform? What does it say? How much will it cost? Where will the money come from?
LaPointe has promised to release it regularly over the past few months - but it took until today, with just over 2 weeks left till the November 15 election - for the NPA to release "25 proposals to date" with a promise of more to come. There is no costing, no budget.
And one more question:
Who did LaPointe meet with from the NPA before he was appointed the mayoralty candidate with no vote, no public process and no disclosure of why he was picked?
Questions that need answers.