HAVE YOU EVER wondered if our local government is stuck in the late 1950s sitcom world of Father Knows Best?
A world more familiar to their parents and grandparents and a make believe world where city hall would certainly feel comfortable imposing morality bylaws such as the recent cannabis business licensing affair.
It is as though team city hall lives in a privileged and cocooned world that refuses to acknowledge, let alone accept, a changing world. It is also a team that will now try frightening landlords into complying with the will of the city. Obedience is demanded and to disobey will come with a $10,000-a-day fine.
We went through much of the same bad judgment and public disconnect when Save- On Foods asked for permission to sell wine.
Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He tweets @bafflegabbed.