The Dawgfather, a hugely popular hot dog vendor who camped in front of the Dalhousie Student Union for years, finally has to leave because the Municipality decided to build a rather unnecessary bike lane, just to evict him from his spot. Very few people are aware that this ugly feud originally started between the Dalhousie Student Union and the Dawgfather. Back when I was a student, the Dalhousie Student Union would allow lucrative cafeteria contracts to be awarded to major companies in circumstances lacking transparency. But the huge lines for the Dawgfather’s cheap hotdogs meant that this street vendor was biting into the contractor’s margins. And therefore the very first staged “protest” against the Dawgfather originated from the Dalhousie Student Union. This “protest” proved to be such a failure that it disappeared without a trace. Note that the Student Union is expected to support economical alternatives to fast food chains, not vice versa. Then there was a call to boycott the Dawgfather over “antisemitic” tweets which despite being touted by every major media outlet, never succeeded in slowing his sales. The Powers That Be thus had to get the Municipality involved. Typical cretin-minded approach to independent entrepreneurs.