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.
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.
Continue reading Pete McMartin, Housing and Knowing So Much That Ain’t So – Part I of III
So, when the City of Abbotsford descended upon the homeless camp on Gladys Avenue, began erecting the fence and, backed by the presence of the Abbotsford police, coerced the homeless to move or lose their belongings where did letter writer C. Howard think the homeless would go – Saskatchewan?
Continue reading Of Choices and Consequences
“Once we take care of the vulnerable people we’ll have to deal with the people who are there for the wrong reasons” stated Rich Coleman, the MLA responsible for BC’s extremely successful Homeless Recycling [Service Providers/government] Partnership.
Now, I don’t know about you, but if I tripped, fell and fractured my left wrist and the doctor in the emergency room wanted to amputate my right leg to deal with my fractured wrist I believe, even as a lowly peon, I have the right to decline the amputation. I also believe that in choosing to remain in the waiting room until the hospital decides to deal with my fractured wrist in a manner that knowledge, research and experience have demonstrated will be effective, I am not remaining in the waiting room for the ‘wrong reasons’ – no matter how embarrassing or aggravating my camping out in the waiting room until the defective approach [amputation] is replaced by effective [immobilization] is to the government and politicians.
What does my example have to do with what is happening on the grounds of the courthouse in Victoria and the reaction of the Minister of BC’s Homeless Recycling Services?
Continue reading Wrong Reasons are a Matter of the Right Reasons NOT Viewpoint
You don’t want to hear a mob boss telling his people to ‘take care of you.’
You also don’t want to hear, if you are among those homeless in BC, Rich Coleman utter the words ‘take care of’ in reference to you.
Continue reading Really, Really Don’t Want to ‘Ear That
The change to PWD [person with disability] announced in the Budget has set off a firestorm.
The change would seem to be about fairness, not about livability.
Al least I hope it is not about the cost of living in the lower mainland. If the premier, the finance minister and the Liberal caucus think that a $77.00 increase in PWD reflects the cost of living in the lower mainland the citizens of BC are in deep, deep trouble given how out of touch with economic reality that would be. .
Continue reading Disability Benefit Change
It is the fourth revolution on its axis of our planet on our planet’s recently begun new journey around our sun. The sixth day of the new year.
In truth the New Year should be tied to the Winter Solstice since the solstice is the point in time that our planets solar dance turns from the deepening sleep of winter towards the awakening and rebirth of Spring as the minutes of daylight stop decreasing and begin to increase.
Continue reading Day 6