It is not clear to me how Amalgamation of the CRD is going to fix the issue identified in Vernon?
We're halfway through the year 2019 and I'm still waiting for the very first appropriate/relevant comparison between Victoria and another place. The comparisons always have to be either way up to some exceptional world-class city (Paris, Tokyo, etc.) or way down to some irrelevant small city or town (Vernon, Prince George, etc.). You just never see comparisons to other Canadian or US cities of a few hundred thousand people.