Grounded TV Takes Viewers to Tent City Protest Via Video at the Vancouver 2010 Games

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"No more empty talk and no more empty lots," Grounded TV writes. "The 2010 Winter Olympics has escalated the homelessness crisis in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Greater Vancouver area. Since the Olympic bid, homelessness has nearly tripled in the GVRD, while real estate and condominium development in the Downtown Eastside is outpacing social housing by a rate of 3:1. Meanwhile, a heightened police presence has further criminalized those living in extreme material poverty in the poorest postal code in Canada."

 

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