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#16361 Cassidy

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:47 AM

This is where the Charter of Rights got it Wrong.

 

Every Canadian most definitely isn't equal, and it's a great misfortune for all Canadians that the Charter, when it was drafted, couldn't anticipate a time when those who experience homelessness, mental illness, and brutal drug addiction would be seen as equal in every way to the working family woman or man ... equal at least in the eyes of the law and of local politicians, and now a time where fear of trouncing on the rights of a junkie or a thief becomes an overriding concern at all levels of government, such that they can now literally set up a home in the playground your child plays in.

 

It's way past time to amend the Charter, and to start to undo the negative consequences of unbridled SJW's and their efforts to manipulate the working class into being the sole means of financial support for the junkies and thieves who walk among us ... literally walk among us, on our streets, in our back yards, on our decks and balconies, and in many cases inside our fricking homes.


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#16362 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:07 AM

 

B.C.’s housing minister is being criticized for wrongly stating there’s been no crime increase around Nanaimo shelters, despite police statistics showing a major spike in drug trafficking and street disorder.

Housing Minister Selina Robinson wrote in an April 4 letter to B.C. Liberal MLA Rich Coleman that his suggestion that crime has increased around supportive housing sites in Nanaimo was incorrect. 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...mmed-1.23790553

 

Quite the flip flop for Rich Coleman who assured us over and over again that crime was NOT going up around Mt. Edwards when Cool Aid moved in. 


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#16363 Nparker

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:31 AM

Quite the flip flop for Rich Coleman who assured us over and over again that crime was NOT going up around Mt. Edwards when Cool Aid moved in. 

This sort of hypocrisy is why I have zero faith in anyone elected to public office.


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#16364 On the Level

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:44 AM

The "housing first" strategy doesn't appear to be working very well.  "Fact based" solutions obviously work best when you pick the facts you want and ignore the others.  

 

2013

 

The Coalition's goal is to end homelessness in our region by 2018; it is working toward this goal by increasing available supportive and affordable housing.

https://victoriafoun...homelessness-2/

 

2015

 

A contribution of roughly $11 per household, for 15 years.  That is all it could take to eliminate homelessness in Victoria and the surrounding region, says Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and two city councillors.  Helps and councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday have submitted a motion to council suggesting the Capital Regional District borrow $50 million to build 367 housing units for the chronically homeless.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...sness-1.3231056

 

2017

 

For the last decade, the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness has tried to fulfill its goal without much success but that’s beginning to change.  “For the very first time since 2010, we’re very happy to report a slight decrease in the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the region,” says Victoria mayor and coalition board co-chair Lisa Helps.

https://www.cheknews...ictoria-368560/

 

2018

 

“Thanks to today’s investment and our collaboration with partners at the provincial and municipal levels, we’re going to make homelessness history in Victoria,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

https://www.vicnews....ss-in-victoria/

 

 

The Capital Region has seen a drop in the number of unsheltered homeless people.  “There is a silver lining,” said Helps. “For the first time in a very long time, from both the federal government through the national housing strategy and the provincial government for their commitments, there is oodles of money in order to build housing.

https://vancouverisl...urvey-1.4026612

 

2019

 

the number of homeless per 100,000 people jumped to 398 from 304, well above the peer-city average of 299

https://www.timescol...sues-1.23796606


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#16365 Nparker

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:44 AM

 

the number of homeless per 100,000 people jumped to 398 from 304, well above the peer-city average of 299

A direct result of the "bring it on" strategy.

 

How much should reasonably be spent in an attempt to house 0.4% (that's right, less than half a percent) of the CoV's population?


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#16366 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:49 AM

A direct result of the "bring it on" strategy.

 

How much should reasonably be spent in an attempt to house 0.4% (that's right, less than half a percent) of the CoV's population?

 

$60,000 per year per person or whatever helps used  to say our taxes would go down after housing was introduced for them.



#16367 spanky123

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:37 AM

 

You have to take these reports with a grain of salt. If you look at the full report, the peer cities selected by staff were all in Ontario and Quebec except for Surrey and only 1 had a population anywhere near that of the CRD. If you want to show Victoria in a positive light for walking, biking, hiking and other outdoor activities then for sure compare it with cities that are snowbound 6 months of the year. 

 

None of the data sources are referenced in a such a way that anyone can validate the figures being used. There is simply a description of the metric they are measuring and a source (ie "municipality" or "region"). Normally reports like this provide comprehensive referencing so that readers can make their own interpretation of the source data.



#16368 A Girl is No one

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:42 AM

Quite the flip flop for Rich Coleman who assured us over and over again that crime was NOT going up around Mt. Edwards when Cool Aid moved in.

As much as it irks me, he is doing his job: being the opposition. Our system only works when there is a chance to criticize and question government policies. This is the role of the opposition and Something the NDP seriously failed at on this file while they were the opposition.
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#16369 VIResident

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Posted Today, 02:13 PM

This is where the Charter of Rights got it Wrong.

 

Every Canadian most definitely isn't equal, and it's a great misfortune for all Canadians that the Charter, when it was drafted, couldn't anticipate a time when those who experience homelessness, mental illness, and brutal drug addiction would be seen as equal in every way to the working family woman or man ... equal at least in the eyes of the law and of local politicians, and now a time where fear of trouncing on the rights of a junkie or a thief becomes an overriding concern at all levels of government, such that they can now literally set up a home in the playground your child plays in.

 

It's way past time to amend the Charter, and to start to undo the negative consequences of unbridled SJW's and their efforts to manipulate the working class into being the sole means of financial support for the junkies and thieves who walk among us ... literally walk among us, on our streets, in our back yards, on our decks and balconies, and in many cases inside our fricking homes.

How about this? a "mansion tax" .  Heard on CRD wind.  Tax 'extra', any single house over 1500 square feet on more than XX (did not catch land size - something in the order of over 8,000 square feet) amount of land.

A Mansion tax.  These additional taxes collected would go 100% to building affordable housing and homelessness for homeless in CRD.



 



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