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Remove the Selfish Yuppies from the City of Vancouver

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When yuppies started moving into Vancouver, it was expected that they would be good, caring neighbours and compassionate citizens of this city. Instead, they are selfishly stalling all attempts at shelter and housing for all in their growing sense of entitlement to the land that Vancouver occupies, even though it is unceded and really belongs to the Coast Salish peoples.

Their greed, combined with their lack of empathy, has made Vancouver into a hostile place in which people living in multimillion dollar condominiums' only attempts at social change are to rally to shut down the few, underfunded cold weather homeless shelters in the city and force the most marginalized people onto the streets.

Now that there are so many yuppies in the city, it is becoming unsafe to be poor here. At every turn, yuppies threaten our housing stability, ruthlessly taking over every neighbourhood they can under the premise of improvement or cleaning things up. There has been a documented spike in renovictions and homelessness as housing prices and therefore the yuppie population grows and thrives.

While we welcome a wide variety of income levels in our city, we feel that these people need to be rehabilitated, to remember how to have compassion and empathy for their fellow humankind before they are allowed to live alongside us in this city.

We need to get this dysfunctional, self-interested "community" out of our city before they destroy the whole thing. We need to make Vancouver a yuppie-free zone to have a real city made of real communities in which people have empathy and compassion for one another, and where people know, love, and care for their neighbours.

Mayor Robertson and Vision Vancouver, please rethink your strategy of catering to developers and yuppies. We need real community and that starts with housing for all.

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