Commentary and Views

Vancouverites set to take to the streets demanding action on housing, crackdown on lawbreaking in real estate

Vancouverites are getting ready to take to the streets demanding the province to act on housing and crackdown on rampant speculation and criminal activity plaguing the the region’s real estate market. The first Rally for Affordable Housing Action by the umbrella group…
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Lawyers say Vancouver has failed low-income tenants

After hundreds of violations, squalid conditions remain at the Downtown Eastside hotel. Living in the Regent Hotel means constantly guarding your belongings from mice and rats, lining up to use one toilet shared between 20 people, and the constant concern…
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AGAIN. OFFICE OF POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION ALLOWED VPD TO ABUSE THE POOR.

OFFICE OF POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION

Many are aware and are up to date on the notorious and infamous Office of Police Complaints in BC.  However, not too many people are aware that those who file a complaint have a 90% FAIL RATE when they file a…
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Vancouver Police Officer again threaten a low income man on behalf of Brenhill Developments.

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Was officer Emily Florkow relying on her Sergeant (Sergeant Beverly Mitchell) being lenient?  Or was officer Emily Florkow relying on the Office of Police Complaints Commission being corrupt?  Or was officer Emily Florkow thinking that a low-income middle-eastern man cannot afford to hire a lawyer?  Emily Florkow was…
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Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan and his draconian boiling from scheme

On Monday, July 24th 2017 Burnaby City Council will vote on its destructive “Metrotown Downtown Plan.” If this plan is approved, the entire Metrotown neighbourhood will be impacted: thousands of rental apartments will be demolished to make way for high-rise…
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‘Not having housing is life-threatening’: Activist takes the stage at Vancouver forum on future of housing

Mayor Gregor Robertson said the city needs help from senior governments to crackdown on owners of rundown SRO hotel/rooming houses. JASON PAYNE / PNG

The focus of a forum Saturday on the future of housing in Vancouver abruptly shifted to those with no homes at all, when an advocate for the homeless took over from city staff. The City of Vancouver’s “Big Conversation” brought…
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