I see it is obvious that The VTAG and Together Victoria+2 operatives have co-opted the cause of peer support towards renters in Victoria for political and personal gain.It can be clearly seen that several or all of these players are now appointed to prominent roles with Cities Renters Advisory Committee These appointments were made directly or in part by city councilors who are members of the Together Victoria+2 group.It seems clear that no real overall changes have taken place to offset the plight of struggling renters in our city in the past 3 years since the original funding from The Victoria Foundation was approved by that Foundations Grant Manager in and Together Victoria organizer Rudy Wallace in 2016.
So what else did VTAG achieve, since their inception in early 2017? Nada much. But there was this other little bit of research…Another player who benefitted from renter-related “research” projects with a VTAG spin was Stefanie Hardman. Stefanie cut her advocate’s teeth at UVic’s VPIRG, and then via contract research work for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). Rumour persists that something went sideways between VIHA administrators and Stefanie’s work on this project, and that she was either dismissed from this project, or relieved early, due to issues surrounding those efforts.