POPULATION

LISA HOPELESS – According to projections set out in the OCP, the population of Victoria will increase by twenty thousand over the next twenty years.

COUNCILLOR LUSCIOUS – Bullshit!

LISA HOPELESS – Did I hear you correctly, Councillor Luscious?

COUNCILLOR LUSCIOUS – You heard me correctly, Lisa. This forecast is one big pile of horse manure. It was made prior to the housing crisis in Vancouver and prior to Justin upping the immigration targets. The actual population increase will likely be two or three times what they imagined at the time the OCP was formulated.

LISA HOPELESS – In that case, I guess we better start building more condos.

COUNCILLOR LUSCIOUS – That’s never going to solve anything, Lisa.

LISA HOPELESS – Wait a second. You’re not Councillor Luscious.

COUNCILLOR STEWART – For once you’re right, Madame Mayor. I slipped into Margaret’s chair when she recused herself to get a brownie. I must say it feels pretty comfortable. I could get used to this.

LISA HOPELESS – Guards, remove this nasty man!

COUNCILLOR STEWART – Before I go, I’d just like to say no matter how many buildings you build, it will never be enough. Demand will always outstrip supply. It’s not Victoria that needs to change, it’s Canada’s immigration system that needs a complete overhaul.