COPE co-chair Tim Louis has an op-ed in The Province arguing once again  for real and measurable action to provide housing that is affordable in the only sense that is not a mockery of both the readers’ intelligence and of the suffering of those who cannot afford decent housing in the current market.The money quote is this bit:

What Robertson could have and should have done — and with his council majority it would have been easy as pie — is simply make it a requirement that any new housing development over a certain size (I say over five storeys, but it could be any size) has to have the rent of 20 per cent of its units tied to the renter’s income.

But read the whole thing. It’s a powerfully stated argument that deserves all our support.

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