Letters: Been talking about housing a long time

Was stressed as critical in Maple Ridge

Editor, The News:

Having read the article, “Senior without home at end of month,” July 26 issue, The News, I had to comment.

About a decade ago, I was a volunteer on the social planning committee for our City of Maple Ridge. We continually raised the issue of affordable housing for both seniors and youth in our community. We produced the “Action” Housing Plan for mayor and council. What happened to it?

We always stressed that it was a critical situation!

At the time, the BC Liberals ignored our pleas for action; and now so many seniors are suffering, They just don’t care for the poor or seniors in need. All they care about are their rich corporate friends and their interests. Shame.

Do something this coming federal election and toss these politicians out. Vote for ones who actually care about the poor and needy in our communities.

John E. McKenzie

Maple Ridge

Editor’s note: The city’s Housing Action Plan has been in place since 2015.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Pitt Meadows one step closer to developing North Lougheed Study Area

City council endorsed the revised NLSA land use plan on Tuesday, July 7

VIDEO: Plane that reportedly crashed into Fraser River was from Delta flight school, Transportation Safety Board confirms

Cessna was flying over the river near Maple Ridge and Langley when it disappeared from radar

RCMP, coroner, investigating fisherman’s sudden death

A Maple Ridge man, in his 50s, died while fishing on a bridge near Trail this past weekend

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Investigation clears RCMP in incident where man fell from Langley overpass

‘Officers acted commendably and placed themselves at risk’ police watchdog report finds

Ex-Okanagan Mountie forfeits 20 days’ pay after sexual misconduct review

A former Vernon RCMP constable made sexual comments, grabbed genitals of male officer in two incidents 10 years ago

Rural Chilliwack residents asked to stay indoors, lock doors amid heavy police presence

Heavy police presence in rural Chilliwack neighbourhood as RCMP contend with ‘serious situation’

Councillor Doug Elford Surrey’s acting mayor during McCallum’s “health concern” absence

Mayor issued a statement Tuesday night saying he’ll be back on the job by Monday

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

B.C. sets terms to review police, mental health, race relations

MLAs to recommend Police Act changes by May 2021

Most Read