On The City’s Idea of “Affordable Rent” and Paying For Political Cowardice

Wall at 950 Main Street | Dec. 2017 | photo: Michelle Sproule

Damned if you do: B.C.’s NDP government blasted by critics for approving Site C dam.

Paraphrasing Horgan: “Look, there has been over 150 years of disappointment in BC. I am not the first person to stand before you and disappoint Indigenous people.”

Media: What should we name it?

But I really think this one knocks it out of the park:

Hmm, maybe they could name it the Reconciliation Dam!

Related satire: BC NDP remind disappointed supporters they’re still committed to working with, flooding First Nations.

Of course this is infuriating, but people threatening to quit the party or vote Green are seriously missing an opportunity to steer the party in a new direction. I believe Horgan when he says it was past the point of no return, but our strength lies in grassroots activism. Electoral politics were never going to be our thing.

Meanwhile: West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations to seek Injunction and launch Treaty Infringement lawsuit in wake of Site C proceeding.

Now let’s turn from one government that has completely disappointed me to another! Rent starts at “affordable” $3,333 for three-bedroom units at city-backed Vancouver development. I agree that STIR is an essential program…but what the fuck, Vision?

Exhibit B: Vancouver approved a condo project, in part, because it had rentals. They cost $5,400/month.

Hero of the day:

Here are two examples of why we can’t keep platforming hate. It normalizes this behaviour and, as I’ve said repeatedly, the idea that “love trumps hate” is deeply rooted in privilege and ignores the constant fear in which minorities live in: Police investigating violent, hateful messages left in Deer Run. Calgary, home of the Caesar, ginger beef, and virulent racism.

Ontario: hold my beer: Man in southwestern Ontario charged after family attacked with bat amid shouts of ‘ISIS’.

Satire of the day: Autocorrect nightmare: Typo in Bill C-45 legalizes cannibalism instead of cannabis.

Bonus: Here are 11 of the most punchable faces of 2017.

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