Tea & Two Slices is a long-running local news round-up by NEEDS frontman and veteran dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown, deeply aware of his privilege.
Wild wild west: Peter Dent: The cost of a home in Vancouver and Toronto is criminal.
Without greater transparency, when asked about how big Canada’s money laundering problem is, the honest answer is “no one knows.” No one knows because Canada has made it impossible to find out.
But let’s criminalize those most affected by the crisis instead: Hundreds attend rally against housing complex for homeless in Maple Ridge. People do drugs and these NIMBY scumbags would rather they be homeless because of it. Apparently, they are all experts on how to get clean, and the only acceptable way is total abstinence. Cries of “we need long-term treatment” are hilarious because you know they would just protest a treatment centre as well. Then you have the Mayor: “The crime rate at the new Royal Crescent development has…two people have already died in 5 months…” Ok, first that’s not a crime rate and second, you’re mad at fentanyl not modular housing.
Here is a meme about it:
Hey, did you know it’s legal for a landlord to issue the same eviction notice even if it has previously been overturned as an act of bad faith? Yes, they can just keep issuing eviction notices until one sticks.
Somewhere in heaven Jesus is overturning tables: Houses of the Holy: In Vancouver, a union of church and real estate. “Vancouver churches have increasingly sold air parcels, which can be worth millions. In exchange for transferring what the city calls the “unused vertical density” above an old two-storey church building to allow a developer to build a higher building at a nearby site”.
“How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?” – Chief Seattle, 1854.
Gas prices to push even higher thanks to BC’s carbon tax hike. Here, I fixed that headline for you: Gas companies use carbon tax as a smokescreen to gouge customers and the media plays along.
Not expensive enough? Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds. What a terrible April Fools joke, CBC.
Because it’s the current year: The right to bare arms: Women at B.C. Legislature told to cover up.