Candidates of various persuasions keep telling me that housing is the #1 issue for Vancouver in the 2018 civic election.
I suppose that various parts of the political spectrum will find ways to claim this issue for themselves. Crazy, I know, but maybe by coming up with policies and platforms that lead to solutions. (Well, maybe.)
Here, COPE lets us know just what they stand for, as we tiptoe deeper into the troll-infested topic of housing, rezoning, density, neighbourhoods — and brace ourselves for the blow-back from certain quarters.
COPE’s opening policy statement (below) seems like a stake in the far left of the political spectrum. And would you expect anything less from the party whose recent electoral slogan was “Tax the Rich”?
With thanks to COPE council candidate Derrick O’Keefe (@derrikokeefe)
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Statement from @COPEVancouver city council candidates on Making Room Housing Program. COPE will stand up against #VanRE speculators & profiteers. We will prioritize housing for those most in need. #vanpoli @swanson4council @anne_roberts_bc #HousingForWhom #WinTheCity pic.twitter.com/X3g5aXFYe0
— Derrick O’Keefe (@derrickokeefe) July 5, 2018