Let's be clear here. Grace is not the Minister of Housing nor Mental Health and Addictions. Shutting down these encampments was not in her mandate.
The government and Horgan are well aware this is a big issue. I mean Horgan did pull ICBC off Eby's plate so he could focus on the homeless task. Not to diminish the work that is in Lore's mandate letter but as a rookie MLA there is not a whole lot of risk with her mishandling the 'gender equity' file.
And yes from a regional representation perspective she has a responsibility to voice the concerns of her constituents but that seems a bit redundant at this point. Sure she can type up a letter explaining how residents want their parks back but all Eby needs to do is pick up the front page of the newspaper here, in Vancouver, or across the Province for that matter. I'd rather the heat for this gets fully directed at Eby as that is where the change can occur. All Grace can provide on this file is a bit of lip-service (which doesn't appear to be happening).
Victoria has concerns beyond homelessness. What about tourism, what about small business, what about recovery? Seen her at any of the SIPP events, Mayor's economic task force meetings, supporting the restaurant association, tourism operators or bus companies on any of their issues they are raising to the Provincial Government?
My personal opinion is that she was a last minute addition to the ticket when the party decided they didn't want Stephanie Papik getting a seat. I am not sure that Ms. Lore really knew what was involved in doing the job or was that interested in it. If the ratemyprof report is correct, it looked like the whole thing was last minute.
Edited by spanky123, 12 March 2021 - 01:46 PM.