Globe and Mail: Vancouver grants two-week reprieve to tent-city residents

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Melanie Mark, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, called on the B.C. government to take action on the issue of affordable housing.

“Tent cities, whether they’re in Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford or Victoria, show us how desperate the situation for affordable housing has become under this government,” Ms. Mark said in a statement issued Thursday. “How many tent cities do municipalities have to dismantle before the Christy Clark government makes a real plan for affordable housing? Temporary shelters are not homes and they cost this province much more in the long term.”

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