Vancouver homeless activists vow to raid another Olympic office
APC re-starts campaign to raid offices of executives linked to the games.
Jul, 31 2007 - 4:50 PM
VANCOUVER/CKNW980 - Without offering any proof that preparations for the 2010 Olympics are forcing people out of their downtown eastside homes, the Anti-poverty Committee has re-started a campaign to raid the offices of executives .
"Its social cleansing, its gentrification and you can see the change in the downtown eastside since the games have been announced."
But APC organizer David Cunningham admits there's no direct link between the need for better housing and Vancouver’s winter games.
"I don't think anybody's coming out and signing agreements saying that this is specifically for the Olympics, but there was an agreement signed by the federal government, the provincial government, the municipal government and the IOC saying that the downtown eastside needs to be revitalized for the 2010 games."
Cunningham’s group is vowing to raid another Olympic office within the next couple of days.
This morning's plan to 'evict' federal Olympic minister David Emerson from his constituency office on Kingsway failed because his staff locked the doors before any protesters showed up.