The gloves are off and the Vancouver civic election campaign is underway. Only 13 months to go.
The defining issue - which side of the strike you are on.
NPA will claim that Vision and COPE would have settled the strike earlier because they would have given everything away.
COPE and Vision will argue bad faith bargaining on the part of the NPA council. They will point to Mayor Sullivan and Elizabeth Ball as the key culprits.
Finally, after listening to Mayor Sullivan on the Bill Good show it would appear the only person impacted by the strike was him. His agenda was set back etc.
If anyone was hoping for peace, reconciliation or the end to civic silly season it appears that acrimony, blame and mud slinging still rule the day.