Friday October 8, 2021
Abbotsford City Council stoned the homeless sheltering from the rain and cold in the small green space at the corner of South Fraser Way and Clearbrook Road with rocks of a size requiring a backhoe to position the rocks.
One would have thought that a council saintly enough to cast the first [second, third …..] stone at their homeless brothers would have compassion. An erroneous thought as again in 2021, as in 2020, council waited until the warm dry weather of summer had ended and the wet cold weather of winter had arrived to drive the homeless out of even minimal shelter from the elements into the cold and wet.Clearly, the seed of compassion for those in need sown among Abbotsford City Council and those who elected them fell upon rocky ground and having no root withered away.
I suppose the homeless should be grateful for the small mercy that, with city councillor Bruce Banman moved on to provincial politics, the ground was sown with stone and not chicken manure.