But back to Calgary, one of the city's wealthiest home builders is caught on tape telling his fellow 1%ers what they need to do to take control of the city. As one would expect, outrage ensued:
After seeing the tape, political analyst Duane Bratt called the recording ‘a smoking gun.’Like I said, small solace.
“It is clear there is an expectation from the developers that you will do our bidding,” says Bratt. “And there will be no independence, we will tell you how to vote.”
Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the way the group is apparently going about its agenda for change is especially revealing.
“When you see this live, captured on tape in this way, it’s very distasteful,” Nenshi says. “And as viewers watch this, I think they will agree this is shadowy, weird and unpleasant.
“I have no idea what this small group of extremely wealthy individuals is so mad about. Our housing starts are really healthy. They all admit the industry is extremely profitable.”
Nenshi is now calling for an investigation into possible wrong-doing based on what he’s seen in the video.
First we have to clean up our mess before we can help with theirs.