Warning, rant post ahead.
I understand certain things can be very important to someone. In some cases so important that this single issue determines who someone votes for. Like for Len, who is apparently so concerned about the possibility of a lane closure on Burrard Bridge that he tells everyone to vote NPA, regardless of what else they may stand for.
Today I came across another interesting single-issue, ehm, issue. First we saw some flyers taped to lampposts on our walk to the local playground, and then saw the same issue featured in today’s news. Set up by Kitsilano resident Lindsay Wilkinson, I Own a Dog and Vote, is a website devoted to the off-leash park issue. IOaDaV asked all Parks Board candidates their stance on increased off-leash areas, and managed to get 11 responses. Great information to have for dog owners to help make the decision who to vote for.
The only thing that leaves a bad taste in my mouth is that this same Lindsay Wilkinson, protector of dogs and their owners, is well known in our neighbourhood for walking her dog off-leash, including through the playground I just mentioned. Requests to leash said dog, for instance when it was trying to get in our stroller, are usually met with a sneer. If I was a one issue voter, the thing I would look for in the IOaDaV list is who supports more off-leash violation enforcement.
Last modified: November 14, 2008