Dr. Otto Toews
Your headline reads “Great News for Vancouver: Major Investments in Social Housing Announced Today.” I’m glad you’re reporting good news, that’s essential. I just want to point out that “Social Housing” is a highly ambiguous term, as is “Affordable Housing.” Unfortunately we need to use more words to make an important distinction between housing for people with mental health problems and addictions, which the provincial government is moving ahead on, and housing for low-income families who cannot live in Vancouver without skimping on housing or food or their children’s needs, which the Liberals have clearly stated they will do nothing about.
City Council needs to get off the fence and take action on the second issue, or take responsibility for overseeing the creation within ten years of Vancouver Apartheid, with our second class citizens living in “townships” on the outskirts of the city, commuting and polluting every day. When that happens, all the bicycle paths in the world won’t keep our city green.]]>