Welcome to my Editorial Cartoon Blog


The intent of my editorial cartoon blog is to bring awareness i.e. getting citizens more engaged in local city politics.  Of course not everyone will agree with my POV in just how convoluting, disconnected and polarized our city politics has sorely succumbed under our mayor’s “4 to 3” Team Slate tyrannical takeover of city hall.  City Hall is no longer “the voice of the people, rather the compliant bought and paid voice of our mayor’s developer pals.”

Our city has now surpassed 2041 Regional Growth Strategy Targets, left choking in traffic/transit congestion and shrinking street parking.  The welfare of CNV is under siege by “vulture developers and undermined by poor city planning.”  Making it impossible for many seniors, artists, low and fixed income earners and Millennial families that are UNABLE to afford our gentrifying shortcomings.  A city “short changing” our local businesses who can’t find/keep quantitative part-time workers because of our high cost of rental housing.  But we do have $20+ million Black Chain bike lanes connecting our four Green Necklace Parks used by less than 2% willing to cycle daily to work!

NOTE: All editorial cartoons, illustrations, photo manipulations, videos and poems are the copyright and exclusive property of Stache Editorial Cartoons 2018.

My blog will also act as a launching pad in my running for city council on October 20, 2018.  More:  http://www.theglobalcanadian.com/cartoonist-wants-brush-power/

Welcome to our city: where reality is not always what is deemed.
Bruce “Stache” Sinski

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Na na na na hey hey hey “no amalgamation” carols CNVCouncil


Monday night city council in 86% unison, drove the final stake into amalgamation’s heart.  The following is a condensed version from Monday nights amalgamation discussion, crunching it down from 21 minutes to 8 1/2 minutes.  I possibly could have shortened it to 6 minutes or even extended it to 10 minutes.  So I’m hoping this will be an acceptable alternative worth your time.  #CNVunitedWEstand

And of course the NSRag did not disappoint, hanging on – editorializing that it is waiting for the District’s NRG study which will have absolutely no bearing towards the re-unification of our two cities any time soon.  CNVCouncil has emphatically rejected amalgamation regardless of this false alarm 600 robo call, online survey… and you won’t find it being entertained on “CNV” October election ballots.  #GameSetMatch

Noteworthy: The NSN is a “resident of CNV” whom unlike the District came to their rescue, relocating their offices and presses after their Lonsdale location went up in flames in 2005.  #CNVthereWhenYouNeedUs

From my POV the NSNews needs to change its name to something a little more befitting, representing their despicable Freedom Fighters CNV discourse.  How about “The District Trojan Crier”… it has a quantified ring to it don’t you think.  #NSNeditorialConspiracy  #boycottNSNews

And if you want to see the full unedited “Get Stuffed” version link to:  May 14/18 Agenda 19 Amalgamation: https://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings/2018-meetings/council-videos

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Monday Night’s OK Corral Meeting had its gun slinging moments – much to our mayor’s chagrin…


It was quite the roller coaster ride on many agenda fronts during Monday Night’s fight card.  The believed sign bylaw “6363” having constitutional infractions went unchecked.  And of course of course Mussatto’s developer pal Pezzente got their way with Mussatto’s infamous Team Councillors voting 4 to 3 in favour of all Pezzente could ever hope for by way of rezoning amendments to rescinding zoning bylaws that got in the way of their project like closing off 26 street access to Lonsdale Avenue and much larger building footprint.

In attendance sitting in the press box seat was the “pro amalgamation” NSNews reporter.  One can only hope after he listened to the many cons, comparing apples to apples when it came to mill rates and property taxes to comparing our city’s many “compact condos” verses the District’s mostly single spread out home property values and their higher infrastructure costs including maintaining 5 fire halls to our “one”.  It should be interesting in reading how the NSNews “spins” their heavy-handed one-sided District Bolshevik uprising or comes clean and concedes their “amalgamation revolution failed” – don’t hold your breath.

City Council voted “5 to 1″ (Bell opted #1)” x-naying any further amalgamation study talks – period!  More on this in Friday’s video amalgamation multi composite.  #shouldBefun

City Council also voted down any further casino and lottery terminal discussions which also prevented Mr. Epp’s pin the casino tail NIMBY site location options by a majority rule “5 to 2”, with mayor Mussatto and councillor Keating looking from the outside in.

And now to my Wednesday’s blog main event whereby mayor “G.” Mussatto put on his little Napoleon hat and proceeded to inform us all he has every right to bring back Starlight’s Victoria Park defeated development for reconsideration.  Nothing had changed outside of moving from our 10/10/10 policy to 20 units at 10% under 2021 market value rates and in perpetuity.  Further WTF: Councillors Bookham and Clark pointed out that only the mayor and councillor aka NDP President Keating had advance notice of this better late than never change in heart i.e. they were unaware of this “lobbying change” – invalidating five city councillors!  Our mayor’s backroom despicable antics is showing no signs in letting up forever contravening city council decorum.  #despicable

But thank you Councillors Bookham, Clark, Bell and yes councillor Holly Back for standing your ground not backing down from this seemingly underhanded, slight-of-hand horse trading.  Yet still councillor Buchanan was on-side with the mayor and Keating with logic I am sorry, just cannot comprehend – maybe you can.   #crazyTalk

Being Mayor for this city isn’t easy… or is taking “no an option” when it comes to a development previously turned down at a previous city council meeting. Autocratic “4 to 3” politics trumping democracy every time under Commandant Mussatto’s regime.


Wonder why Darrell “G” concludes: “it isn’t easy being mayor here” in a city he has “CityShaped” via his “4 to 3” Team Slate Hijackers, city planners and campaign investors.  Having fornicated our city’s density beyond any skyline recognition.  An en masse out of control density that is the root cause of our commercial and residential street parking shortages, inner city traffic congestion, construction lane delays, unaffordable rental housing, businesses unable to find and keep dependable affordable staff.

All this to some degree could have been avoidable if only our infamous leader, his Housing Action Team and City Planners had taking advantage of the previous BC Liberal Government’s $500 million low rental housing grant like the District and Vancouver City did.  #cnvSOL

Within tonight’s 525 page agenda we are about to break the law right off the top with the mayor and councillors yea-ing to: “Sign Bylaw, 1992, No. 6363, Amendment Bylaw, 2018, No. 8644”  Want proof: https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/2012/2012bcca394/2012bcca394.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAhUHJlLWVsZWN0aW9uLCBnb3Zlcm5tZW50IHNwZW5kaW5nAAAAAAE&resultIndex=4

Another key and oh so hypocritical agenda item is 19 in part: “The Amalgamation Study Options” whereby “the District adheres to its legislated growth targets under the Regional Growth Strategy and that those targets are not met by shifting legislated growth targets into the current boundaries of the City.”  WTF!  Our city led by Density Darrell, his Team Slate Councillors and freshman Planning Dir. Epp who has in a recent HJ Lands Town Hall Meeting “REPUDIATED” the Regional Growth Strategy Levels – daringly pushing density onward and upward beyond CNV RGS 2041 levels!  #ScrewRegionalGrowthLevels

I could lean toward Option One: REFOCUS ON CITY RESIDENTS’ PRIORITIES AND INTERESTS or Option Three: DO NOT PURSUE AN AMALGAMATION STUDY AT THIS TIME.  As Option Two: PROCEED DIRECTLY TO TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN AMALGAMATION STUDY.  We see The District by their own admission affirm: ‘‘The ‘cost savings’ rationale for a reunification is tenuous at best. ”#CNVunitedWEstand

And from here we go right smack into Agenda Item 20: GAMING & CANNABIS REVENUES – OPTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION.  I mean what could possibly go wrong having a “NIMBY casino” that will attract money laundering while patrons can smoke pot, liquor-up and gamble away their rent/mortgage cheque or car payment rolling snake eyes.  It is a much larger and more serious problem than casinos and their supporters (BCLC) want you to ever know.  #NoCNVcasino

It’s a fact Jack – Casino patrons draw money away from other entertainment establishments, potentially jeopardizing other sectors of the local economy and the jobs within them.  But if your Harry Jerome Darwin Lands Development or new HJ MagaSportsDome is “cash strapped”… well BCLC and K&T Gaming who was a big time 2014 Mussatto campaign spender… you have just hit the North Van City jackpot!  #MoneyTalks

It’s going to be a long night, lots and lots of pro developer zoning amendments, and new development startups proposed, and WTF!  Reconsideration of 151 E Keith (Victoria Park) which was “voted down” at Council on April 23rd…  Could it be councillor Back is OMG reneging on her word and is about to renew her “Team Slate Vows!”  Mussatto’s Team Councillors and his inept city planners can never accept NO as the final answer on any NIMBY development!

Bring energy bars and water if you got-em… (and go Jets go!)

May’s Sunday Editorial Funny…


I’ve been asked a number of times… do your love bird seagulls have names – not yet.  If anyone has any suggestions would certainly entertain them and would give due credit in an upcoming seagull themed blog.

Re: City Electoral Signs; it has been brought to my attention that last Monday night’s city election bylaws and update re:  “Sign Bylaw, 1992, No. 6363” (not the 8643 Elections Assent Voting bylaw).  i.e. Limits (prohibits) pre-election campaign materials has already been contested and defeated in BC court and was found to be in breach of S.2(b) of the Charter of Freedoms and Rights!   It appears campaign advertising on bike signs or even at bus stop shelters prior the six week election period does not break any laws… however it appears the City has, namely our constitution! (more on Monday)   #ConstitutionalSignBylawViolations

Let the free-for-all sign wars begin!


Beatle tribute…

Time for a little Commie Comedy… Are a “few” CNVites hiding behind the auspicious cover of the NVCAA lead by insurrectionist Guy Heywood “joining forces” with District Mayor Walton and his Bassam-vik like Revolutionaries looking for sniff, sniff CNV & DNV reunification from 100 years past.


Insurrection: an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority like: an established (CNV) government!

Sound at all familiar NSCAA – North Vancouver Citizen Action Committee and District Renegades?  In other words bordering on Conspiracy.  i.e. associated groups attempting to bypass the democratic CNV City Council decision making process.  #NSCAAreunificationCoup  #DistrictAbrogators

Maybe this is why Guy Heywood has not announced running for CNV mayoral ’cause he also wants to be the mayor of DNV?  And in the meantime he is anxiously awaiting the results – last day being today – in the NRG Research Group’s online public opinion survey for both District and CNV residents… Has any CNV resident ever heard of this survey, unless that is, you are a member of the Revolutionary NSCAA Guard or follow The North Van District Voices freedom fighter’s blog.

Unfortunately this reunification exploration coup is blatantly BYPASSING and REPUDIATING CNV democratic elected Council’s current opposition on amalgamation, if anything it is creating further DIVISIVENESS!  In order for any chance in the twinning of our two cities would require both existing city councils to come to “in-depth terms” which we know is not going to happen (if ever) according to CNV mayor Mussatto and seemingly most city residents…

So the only way this sponsored DNV Bolshevik survey will have any smack is if and only if it receives 50%+1 from ALL ELIGIBLE CNV VOTERS AND DNV VOTERS!  And folks that just isn’t going to happen.

Kerry Morris running for city mayor contests: the matter needs a detailed examination.  Is he possibly waiting for the “aftermath” results of this intrusive NRG District survey before making up his mind.  This leaves us with OMG pro-density, psycho-lying path Linda Buchanan as the only anti-amalgamation candidate running for CNV mayor on a possible Red October election night – yikes!  #cnvSOL

Wanted for CNV Civic Election, October 20, 2018:
A mayoral candidate without any developer collusion, special interest baggage or amalgamation hysteria (I know a tall order).
A candidate who would be the runaway mayoral favourite!  #unitedWEstand

Sign, sign everywhere a ‘No Assent’ aka No Amalgamation Sign!


Last Monday Night’s city council meeting was unusually uneventful and with M.I.A. councillor Keating playing hooky you knew there was nothing on the table that would jeopardize any of Mussatto’s Team Slate en masse IOU developments…  #noCollusionTonight

Hold the presses! – perhaps without Keating present: Agenda items 10 & 11 re: Gaming and Cannabis Revenues – Options for Consideration were removed!  Surely it had nothing to do with my Monday’s blog discourse in identifying “option 2” site specific neighbourhood follies whereby City Planning director Mr. Epp was wanting to “pin a casino tail” on one or more of our NIMBY communities without their PRIOR KNOWLEDGE.

I also very much regret letting down my fellow citizens, by not querying later during “Inquiries” WHY items 10 and 11 were removed from the slate.  At the time which was not fair to the mayor or City Clerk, had thought I would only receive a runaround type answer – thereby letting them off the hook!… still learning the ropes.  #regret

As anticipated all remaining related sign agenda’s – Election Sign Bylaw No. 8643 and Election Sign Bylaw No. 8644 were swiftly and unanimously approved.  Running amalgamation election signs is prohibited in CNV.

What was also unexpected sitting in the ante chamber among city staff chatter was when mayor Mussatto queried his city license manager “why license fees could not remain the same.”  Offering up a pool hall analogy whereby they would have to pay $42 for each additional pool table and then further asserting “we are not like other cities” and should be offering incentives to businesses to stay or come to our city.  Even though the increase was minimal for most businesses going up from $111 to $128 councillors Back and wannabe mayor Buchanan are ready to commit to the “no big deal” increase.  #CNVelection164days

But in the meantime… DNV/NRG Research Group: watcha you gonna do now that your amalgamation coup and survey results cannot be voiced within any CNV candidate sign, banner or campaign media advertisement re: Election Sign Bylaw No. 8643…  Welcome to North Van City.

…and how could I not… still resonating in my old rock’n roll bones!

“I’m a zit get it” Planning Dir Epp thinks he can OVERRIDE City Councils majority decision PROHIBITING GAMING FACILITIES by tonight RECOMMENDING the city Adopts Zoning Amendments to Clarify that “Gaming could be Permitted through (Neighbourhood) Site-Specific Zoning.” His Animal House antics should be grounds for dismissal!


When you have an upstart OCP Director of Planning willing to OVERTURN and IGNORE city council decisive stay in prohibiting gaming facilities in all neighbourhoods!  Proves just how underhanded our mayor and city planning department have all become.  Undermining our community neighbourhoods calling them callously “site specific”.  #thejigisup

We have 3 city councillors: “neighbourhood site specific” Buchanan, Back, Keating and the mayor tied to a financially strapped double dipping donor Darwin Properties project that will ultimately destroy and up-heave a neighbourhood with EIGHT YEARS of construction!  And we have 3 city councillors: Bookham, Bell and Clark proposing to spend over $160 million on a MegaRecDome with insufficient monies in their HJ coffers!

There isn’t one financial institution in the world that would finance either one of these projects – otherwise they would have.  This squandering of taxpayers money has to stop, but how I have no idea unless there is a mass peoples revolt which I am in no way thwarting, yet.  A triple whammy right smack dab in the face of every city taxpayer!  Perhaps the only way to stop this crafted density madness is by NOT RE-ELECTING any of these city councillors in October.  #OustAllCityCouncillors

And then with a new hopefully untainted city council in place (and new city planning director) perhaps roadblocks can be set up making these projects nonviable or at least abbreviated as they will both be in very early financially unsecured stages of development. 

First and foremost after the new city council has been elected, it should consider putting these projects in escrow, suspending our OCP – and maybe doing a little city planning house cleaning… The sale of cannabis is inevitable but the city’s tax revenue share will not be enough to finance one never mind both projects financial shortcomings.

And this is where the mayor’s largest gaming donor, Tom Nellis comes out from behind the greased curtain and embraces the mayor and his three despicable indebted team slate councillors and count me in: Councillors Bookham, Clark and Bell. “I knew I could count on you all to do whatever it would take in order to build my casino. …moo-waah” #KissOfDeath