Tales From The Shelter – 32
Time to have a look at B.C. Minister of Housing and Social Developement Rich Coleman’s web site. It practically all consists of ways to donate to the snivelling liberals. There’s a ‘store’ where you can buy a liberal mouse pad for just over 12 bucks (I’m sure the HST applies), the exclusive ‘300 club’ where $300 gets you certain privileges, and let’s not forget the all attractive tax breaks.
There’s very little about the man himself, save for his home page which goes on about his “dedication and passion for public service”. Uh huh, ya, the very same guy who recently denied in a chuckling voice the NDP’s presentation of homelessness in B.C. being worse then thought. Wow, is that how he won those Kinsmen awards, by sloughing off the world around him?
“Under his leadership, the provincial government has launched aggressive efforts to curb homelessness, including innovative programs like Housing Matters, family and seniors rental assistance programs, and buying, renovating, and managing single-room occupancy apartments.”
I see, and does that include hiding the homeless during the Olympics in large roomed ‘mat on the floor, mixed gender’ shelters? Does it , could it, have anything to do with leaning on the city of Vancouver to get rid of the Olympic erected ‘tent city’ set up near Hasting and Main? Naw, he wouldn’t do anything like that, would he?
I suggest that Rich Coleman is actually Minister of Tourism. He likes to mask matters. You know, pretty things up on the outside while inside, some of these buildings that are single room occupancy. 26 el cheapo hotels were purchased. Yes, 26 bed bug ridden, cock roach infested hotels, most with shared bathrooms and crackhead clientelle. Not that crackheads and junkies shouldn’t have a place to stay but we all know that rooms with sinks in them and no bathrooms, well, the sinks become urinals.
Coleman, what kind of fucking fat joker are you? There’s a woman on my floor at the Silly Man who’s been waiting for housing for SIX years. Six years….she’s been clean for a year and a half , having done re-hab on and off for those six years. She’s a great lady, everyone likes her….quiet, considerate, kind….but put her in one of those 26 hotels and she KNOWS she’s going to slip. Her disability cheque doesn’t give her enough to pay for a room share in Vancouver, but in Surrey, yes. And while she knows Surrey is a huge drug scene she’s willing to risk moving there just to get out of the Silly Man.
Rich Coleman. Fort Langley/Abbotsford. Hmmm, wonder how many drug addicts live there? Fort Langley’s too expensive, ABBOTSFORD is one of the HIGHEST IN THE NATION for drug related crime! So says Statistics Canada. Coleman can’t keep his own backyard clean so to pretty it up there’s a few drug/alcohol rehab centers but does B.C. Housing have any low cost rent for these people there? Not to my knowledge. Tourism and real estate prices, you know how it is. The Air-Show must go on.
Coleman, take that shit-licking grin off your fat face. Collect your lousey donations, sell some more mouse pads and retire the fuck out of politics.