August 08, 2016

Vancouver mayor caves to “tent city” squatter demands

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Good news for the campers in the tent city at 58 West Hastings. Last week Mayor Robertson agreed the city owned site would be used for 100% social housing after a meeting with activists which seems to have caused him to submit to their demands.

This is the site where activists cut the lock and stormed onto city property about six weeks ago.

So, who will be paying for this new social housing? Not the city of course since the Mayor has called for more funding from the provincial and federal governments for up to 20 city owned sites that he wants to see developed into social housing.

Regarding this site specifically, the Mayor said:

“Whoever the next [provincial] government elected next year is, they have to commit to raising shelter rates so people can afford to live in this province. They have to commit to solving homelessness.”

Actually, that was Mayor Robertson’s commitment when he was first first elected in 2008 on a promise to end homelessness. Instead, the homeless count has doubled since then.

Just like so many left wing politicians before him, he has over promised and under delivered when it comes to helping the most vulnerable people.

Watch as I show you what Mayor Robertson did spend money on and explain why solving homelessness in Vancouver may be an impossible task unless future politicians are willing to set some conditions and ensure accountability.

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commented 2016-08-09 09:20:04 -0400
The way to cripple human beings, is offering to be their mommies, thereby freeing them of any responsibility to fend for themselves.
commented 2016-08-09 02:56:52 -0400
People can tolerate welfare recipients milking the system. What people can not tolerate, is when welfare recipients are also causing trouble on the streets.
commented 2016-08-09 01:34:31 -0400
Why is there always more homeless when a left wing politician is in power? They always spout off about social programs, but those seem to only help the elite get richer and the poor get poorer and end up with less help for those who need it.
commented 2016-08-09 01:32:33 -0400
Hey Gregor maybe they could afford more things if they did not have to pay so many taxes and fees. Oh sorry socialists think money comes from a magic tree.
Peter-Ralph was the best ever.
commented 2016-08-08 23:08:15 -0400
Almost every house in Robertson’s Vancouver is worth over 1 million; imagine the tax revenue this goofball has and he is still running the city into Bankruptcy.
The Provincial Government should eliminate The Ministry Of Municipalities as Fasbender the Minister in charge does nothing to stop this out of control spending of Robertson and at least 100 other Municipalities.
commented 2016-08-08 22:13:41 -0400
Peter – I miss Ralph too! He loved people, and it showed in everything he said and did. Calgary needs another Ralph, so that we can rid ourselves of that spendaholic bully, Nenshi!
commented 2016-08-08 19:37:37 -0400
Ralph Klein had a message for those who can work but do not want to.

I really miss Ralph Klein!
commented 2016-08-08 19:18:56 -0400
commented 2016-08-08 18:53:34 -0400
“Over promised and under delivered”. Yup and the strange thing is that they are never called on the carpet by their lefty pals. Reason? Because all you have to do as a lefty to maintain your good standing is to emote about the “issues”. Action is not required except to initiate the odd hearing or Royal Commission to be immediately shelved. Emote and wring your hands and you are guaranteed the support of the regressives.
commented 2016-08-08 18:32:04 -0400
Didn’t this loser also do away with door knobs?
commented 2016-08-08 18:23:35 -0400
As an Eco-mayor, shouldn’t Robertson be living like a homeless person and mandating the counsellors of his party along with the city bureaucracy to do the same? This means less meat eaten by them, like they want to mandate citizens, less sugar, less wine, less designer synthetic textile clothing, no driving, no home to heat; a plethora of carbon sources reduced. They could then turn their homes over to be homeless shelters, but being noble in the cause would not partake themselves.
commented 2016-08-08 18:10:44 -0400
Mayor Moonbeam has gone full retard!
commented 2016-08-08 16:44:42 -0400
Yes I remember him being the caring socialist of homeless people in 2007 and 2008 , that was one of his main sound bites , BIG PHONY BITCH
commented 2016-08-08 16:36:53 -0400
Did G.Soros tell do it that way.