Category Archives: Municipal

Speaking of Abbotsford’s Homeless Count

“ ‘Disturbing’ report suggests powerful drugs helped fuel 2016 jump in homeless population.”

However, reading the article reveals it is not ‘powerful drugs’ but capitalism that was the cause of the significant jump in homeless population. People were not coming because they could get powerful drugs here, but because of the attractive prices and supply.

Consumerism: whether going to Abbotsford for drugs or going cross-border shopping it’s about the price.

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Pete McMartin, Housing and Knowing So Much That Ain’t So – Part I of III

Unmistakably apparent, at least to a creatively maladjusted polymath, in the smooth flow of Pete McMartin’s ‘A Limit to Social Housing’ on housing in Vancouver is the root cause of the deterioration affordable housing, homelessness, the economy, Canada’s standard of living and so much of Canadian life suffers.

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Actions and policies cannot effectively address the challenges and issues facing Canada and Canadians [governments, businesses, citizens] when the decisions, policies and actions are based on myth.

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A New Front?

Having an open mind does not mean your brain will leak out.

But an open mind does mean that new ideas and information can get in. A fate that apparently terrifies many, including it would seem Abbotsford’s mayor and council, to the point their seal their minds shut. For this group changing their minds involves a rearranging of their prejudices and the myths they operate under.

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The Happy Warriors of Squandermania

Whatever else you may accuse Abbotsford City Council of, and over the years Abbotsford’s councils have provided a multitude of injudicious actions and behaviours to choose among, you cannot accuse council of being cheap. Not with the millions of taxpayer dollars $$$$$ Council’s unwise actions and behaviours have wasted.

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