Whistler politicians intent on biting the hands that feed them


The tone-deafness and hypocrisy of Whistler politicians is almost as breathtaking as the mountain scenery and the ski resort’s 1,530-metre vertical drop.

Little more than a year ago, former mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden stirred up trouble with her comments about day-trippers from Vancouver adding nothing but garbage to the mountain culture. Tourism Whistler CEO Barrett Fisher chimed in that the town’s focus should be on attracting the “right guests.”

But that’s nothing. Mayor Jack Crompton has now sparked a boycott of the resort and inflamed an already testy and aggrieved relationship between Alberta and British Columbia.