Backlash to social housing remains

Re: Mayor hopeful neighbours’ fears can be put to rest, Dec. 6.

To the Editor,

Re: Mayor hopeful neighbours’ fears can be put to rest, Dec. 6.

The province just announced there is a $3.1-billion deficit this year, but that isn’t stopping the B.C. Liberals from borrowing more than $500 million, part of which is to build ‘wet’ housing in neighbourhoods that recieved no consultation with the authorities that dictated the locations.

What are we to do as neighbourhood associations when provincial and local government officials conspire to foolishly imperil our financial future by unsustainable borrowing and wilful destruction of our single largest asset by devaluing our neighbourhood?

There will be a backlash against these two wet houses – I am not sure what form it will take.

I am so glad they were stupid enough to piss off the ‘north-enders’. We in the Quarterway and hospital neighbourhoods hope we now have strong allies.

Your enemy is my enemy.

Lance Geselbracht

Nanaimo

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