Re: Canada ranked #1 country in the world for Quality of LifeMar 5th, 2019
It is the usual LIE-beral BULLSH+T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!
If you are a civil service union Hog then life is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are a millennial who doesnt find smacking the cockroaches you share your place with - even though they do not contribute to the rent - to be an amusing pastime.......................................
or if you are one of the millions of Cdns struggling with McJobs frozen wages and higher taxes......................then life is NOT SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is a simple solution to some of the troubles plaguing Toronto Community Housing. With some comments of my own in brackets):
Move seniors out of TCHC
First posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 07:51 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 08:50 PM EDT. Toronto Sun.
Too many seniors living in Toronto’s public housing communities feel trapped and afraid. They live surrounded by gangs, guns, drugs, violence, prostitution, endemic crime and unstable neighbours.
For too long, public officials allowed a tiny group of thugs and criminal tenants to terrorize the majority of residents who live in Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) units. The elderly have been especially vulnerable.
That’s why we welcome a city executive committee decision this week that recommends breaking up TCHC.
The committee recommended council move 28,000 seniors living in 83 senior-designated buildings into a new Seniors Housing and Services agency, independent from TCHC and more directly accountable to City Council.
“This new entity would have a laser-like focus on serving seniors and begin a crucial alignment of all of our services to a rapidly growing seniors’ population,” was how it was described by Mayor John Tory.
There’s no question seniors in public housing are poorly served now. And there’s no question breaking apart TCHC will be a massive, challenging and expensive undertaking.
(But concentrating all the bad apples in one basket and all the frail old seniors in another will make for easier living for old folks. But it will cause friction between govt and unions as nobody will want to staff the buildings housing thugs, drug addicts and prostitutes! With the added problem that the public will get a more clear look at the kind of people that our LIE-beral govt is spending so much money on- with such small results! A lot of Cdns are disgusted that govt is supplying safe injection sites so hard core addicts can get high quicker and easier.)
(Govt tells us that the safe injection sites are better for the community but we think they lie! Govt talks about nurses encouraging addicts to get help but what manner of advice and persuasion works on an addict focused on that next fix-right now- with some LIE-berals do- gooder nattering way off in the background- at huge cost! Some Cdns think that tough love might be a better and cheaper addiction control measure-watching the guy next to you convulsing and dying with the needle loaded with poison still stuck in the arm might just sober up the addicts nearby?)
TCHC is Canada’s largest public housing landlord. It houses 110,000 tenants in 58,500 units but has a long list of woes, including a $1.6-billion repair backlog. The agency has a 90,000-person long, multi-year waiting list for social housing, is owed millions in tenant arrears and has hundreds of uninhabitable units. TCHC is also teetering on long-term financial disaster, a “dire” and “untenable” future papered with million-dollar deficits and billions worth of unfunded needs.
It’s a mess that’s been decades in the making, one that was downloaded onto the city by Queen’s Park and has only gotten worse since.
(Oh lets get it straight- Toronto City Hall Hogs were delighted to get all those apartment buildings so cheap with the help of Queens Park! The buildings were pretty much extorted from private sector landlords by a combination of rent controls and tax increases! Silly Hall socialists were delighted to offer up all those apartment units at bargain rates in exchange for votes! Its just too bad a cabal of idiot politicians never considered the decaying condition of the buildings. They also neglected to consider the effects of almost unregulated immigration as LIE-berals bought ethnic votes by letting in any person capable of marking an `X` beside a LIE-beral name on a ballot at election time- regardless of ability to be self supporting in our grossly indebted economy!)
(Toronto `leaders` are so desperate to cling to power that they believe it is unfair not to let undocumented- meaning ILLEGALS vote for them in elections! Our bankrupt school system has decided that they will accept any and all children without any questions or documents and to hell with the unfunded cost! But teachers who have decided we must be generous this way also expect they will continue getting THEIR shipments of gravy! We can go short but NEVER them! That is how it is with LIE-berals- they are most generous with things they do NOT OWN and Margaret Thatcher said it best with this: “the trouble with LIE-berals is that they eventually run out of other peoples money”!)
But it doesn’t matter who’s to blame. The public is sick of that game.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has stepped up and promised billions for social housing nationally, including expected money for TCHC repairs.
(Yeah and much of the promised Trudope money will NOT show up unless LIE-berals win another election in 2019! Its typical LIE-beral bait and bribe while the buildings rot to the point they cannot be repaired and must be torn down!)
City Council could take a critical step forward by supporting a separate social housing agency for seniors, and by tackling other reforms needed to fix TCHC.
That just leaves Kathleen Wynne’s provincial Liberals, who have so far failed to do more to help with repairs.
(And of course the new LIE-beral Housing minister has just come out slamming the city for deliberately under funding affordable housing! The pot calling the kettle black! There is plenty of blame to go around! From federal govt who lets in too many unsuitable immigration failures, provincial govt that encourages civil service Hog greed in exchange for votes- to the municipal leaders with their insane sanctuary city crap they and we cannot afford!)
All three levels of government have an opportunity to fix a real, chronic and meaningful problem.
We hope all three will get it right.
(Not a hope for that as all three govts desperately need more gravy to buy the continued Hog support that they need to cling to power at any price!)