Corporations and the real-estate industry donate to Vision Vancouver because it pays off. The ruling party strategically approves developments that make their donors rich.
WAKE Up VANCOUVER
When developers give Vision $25,000, what kind of government do they get in return?
There was a time in Vancouver where we had a surplus of housing and maybe developers were evil in that environment, I don’t know. But they sure aren’t now. There’s a spectrum of developers who range from the amazing to maybe not amazing, but we need them.
–City Councilor Andrea Reimer at Vision Vancouver’s 2008 nomination meeting