There seems to be a debate about how many homeless people there are in BC right now. 5,000 up to 15,000? At any rate, quite a few. Rich Coleman, minister responsible for homelessness, however is happy to have a home. I don’t begrudge him being able to afford a home. I just wish he’d do … Continue reading Rich Coleman Has a Home; How Many Thousands Don’t?
The Role of The State in Gentrification, the Housing Crisis, and its Ability to Relieve or Maintain the Current Situation by Rachel Goodine Pidgin, a new fine-dining restaurant located on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, moved in to the neighbourhood on February 1 of this year, prompting plenty of controversy. It’s located right off of East … Continue reading The Pidgin Picket, the Housing Crisis and the State
Vision Vancouver are not radical socialists, but it plays well for the right-wing NPA to portray them as such. Much of what NPA enthusiast Mike Klassen writes in this article on relations between Vancouver and the BC Liberals is bang on. Except for this: Despite their radical socialist leanings and connections to labour, Vision so … Continue reading Vision Vancouver Are Not Radical Socialists
The neoLiberals are such anti-social, free marketeer, social darwinists that when polling shows people are very concerned about homelessness and poverty in BC, they come out with a thoroughly, cynically empty plan full of insubstantial optics that is insulting to people in need and those who advocate for them. How do we know this? Beyond … Continue reading BC Liberals’ Homelessness Non-Solution