One of the biggest stories in Vancouver of 2011 was the Stanley Cup riot of June 15. A terrible blemish on the reputation of British Columbia unlikely to heal for some time.
When provincially-appointed reviewers John Furlong and Doug Keefe released their expensive report into the riot on Sept. 1, 2011, what they didn’t include were the 85 submissions received via email and Canada Post from the public and various interest groups.
On Dec. 20 I finally received the records I requested via Freedom of Information. Here is my story from the Vancouver Courier.
Some of the comments were not flattering to Furlong, Premier Christy Clark or the Vancouver Canucks.
See the records (which were partially censored by the government) below.
News and views on Vancouver 2010 (and beyond) from Bob Mackin.