The joys of living in Tobastan
"Despite Hydro's pause on the project, Heritage Winnipeg director Cindy Tugwell warned the utility's provincial jurisdiction would allow it to ignore city restrictions if the purchase eventually goes ahead.
"This is pivotal. It's going to be good or bad stewardship from the province," Tugwell said."
Or as Ayn Rand wrote in 1944: "Horrors which no man would dare consider for his own selfish sake are perpetrated with a clear conscience by "altruists" who justify themselves by-the common good."
It is already known that design guidelines are toothless (especially when applied to the projects of public entities), and now it seems preservation laws are equally useless to stand up to (appropriately-named) Crown Corporations.
Related - Dallas Hansen (who also has an article in the National Post today) at TRU Winnipeg: "Exchange District under siege (again)"