Where is "Columbia"? Do both you and your proofreader need to get out of an Anglo mindset?
On 1 Nov 2011 the Vision-NPA axis sold out 3 acres of single-family East Vancouver to 3 tall towers and 1114 condo units. The two COPE councillors voted against. Not even one of those many units is for affordable housing. Here is an example of what Robertson means by "leveraging" City land! Megaprofits for developers. (That large assembled parcel includes City land.) Guess who packaged that deal? Bob Ransford! He owes Robertson and Vision big-time now and is starting to pay back.
Boddy advocates "a mix of low-income and wealthy people in every part of the city." This follows straight after a big wad of rumination about "design problems in the Downtown Eastside."
Can Boddy elaborate on his road to "mix"? Specifically, will he confirm that his solution starts with pull of poorer residents into places like Kitsilano, Dunbar, Shaughnessy, etc? And offer reassurance that only after all those other areas have achieved their balance will he consider the push of injecting richer folk into the one neighborhood that he seems to want to talk about?
If this is not the program, then by "mix" Boddy really means – let's push the Downtown Eastside folk right out of Vancouver. In other words, let's commit gentricide to achieve homogeneity.
"I don't feel conflicted." – John Furlong
This comment displays the foundation in reason that will produce such a reliable review of the riot.
I hate to be the first one to tell you, but there already is an inquiry into the riots taking place
You tell wrong. Not inquiry, but "review." Look into the difference.
One more reason I love Vancouver a lot less than I used to.
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