Without safe, governed spaces with basic services in which campers can stay for extended periods of time, without ensuring the safety of everyone in or near our parks, and without addressing dangerous behaviour, the proposed Vancouver Parks Board bylaws intended to govern temporary shelters offers little that is new that we can believe Parks Board staff are in a position to enforce and imposes undue hardship on those whose conduct they are being deployed to address.
I am mindful Vancouver City Council members must be facing quite a bit of push-back from Vancouver Rape Relief (VRR)
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The inaction of elected officials such as Liberals Hedy Fry and Sam Sullivan is responsible for the pain Yaletown or Olympic Village parents will feel every day taking their kids to Coal Harbour accross the downtown core.
On April 24 2019, I asked VSB Trustees that the Vancouver Public Library Library follow the example of the Toronto Public Library and reserve the right to deny or cancel a booking as follows when it reasonably believes use by any individual or group will be for a purpose that is likely to promote, or would have the effect of promoting discrimination, contempt or hatred for any group or person on the basis of prohibited grounds.
When you claim denying a publicly-available service for women to trans women is justified or even legal in Canada you are lying.
On March 13, 2019 the Vancouver City Finance and Programs Committee heard from speakers in favour of and opposed to a grant request by Vancouver Rape Relief. This is the audio of the speakers presentations.
The city renewed the grant but listed the organization as ineligible for future funding.
It’s a nice symbolic touch to offer courtesy mobile pumpout for boats visiting False Creek but does little to address the real problem.
As many people already know, I am running for Trustee of the Vancouver Board of Education in the 2018 municipal