He probably does it all the time, but, in this one instance he should have kept far away because the Public Process was going through a Public Hearing where all Parties.... Surrey City Council and the Public get to hear the Pro's and Con's in an Open and Transparent Province. If at any time the Process stops eg. the Public Hearing ends; or eg. an Adjournment, the Process stops accepting, stops hearing, stops seeing, stops telegrams, stops phoning, stops flag waving semaphoring, it all comes to a stop so that:
"The general rule is that the Municipal Council cannot consider any information or material after the Public Hearing, since the consideration of new information or receipt by Council could deny other persons the opportunity to be heard in relation to the new information and material.” - page 2 of http://www.city.parksville.bc.ca/cms/wpattachments/wpID282atID3300.pdf
"Coleman, has personally intervened with several councillors to pitch the virtues of his project (BC Lottery) and to caution them about the likely fallout if it were turned down.
Now he declared that B.C.’s second city could forget about the Liberals coming back to council with a revised casino proposal. “We don’t have any confidence,” he told the Province newspaper “so we won’t waste time and money.”" - Vaughn Palmer
Here's the Prophet bits, and bobbing:
"..... B.C.’s second city could forget about the Liberals coming back"
We don't have any confidence
Finally a BC Liberal Minister, speaking for the BC Liberal Party, has come to the realization that the Public doesn't have any confidence in the Government.
You could just Copy and Paste, thereby leaving the barn door open to go back and grab it again if at first you don't succeed.