Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Expert on Bullying is The Preem

To the Editor

Re: Wear Pink to fight bullying - SUN Feb 26/08

My shop on Cambie Street is wearing shocking PINK.

Will the Premier be wearing pink to live up to his promise to "stand up forthose who become targets"? Will he practice what he preaches and support allthe families along the Canada Line?

The RAV/Canada Line project was relentlessly initiated, funded and driven byGordon Campbell and the Provincial Government. It is unconscionable that thevery survival of hundreds of livelihoods are in jeopardy due to thenegligence of the project to adequately mitigate the well known impacts ofthe chosen construction method.

They have not accepted responsibility fortheir complete lack of financial support for the small businesses, andturned a blind eye to the abuse we have had to endure for the past two yearsnow.

In other words - they have been bullies.

Our hard earned tax dollars simply burst from the Provincial stash for everywhim of the Premier, including the recently announced $30 million for whathe is calling "outreach and engagement" and "communications and education"to support his spontaneous climate action plan.

Where is the support for all the small businesses?

We have been forced tosacrifice our life's work so that this pet project of the Premier's getscompleted in time for the Olympics - regardless of the consequences.Is the Premier's Pink shirt a sign of hope for justice to finally happen? Oris it just another pretty photo op - and more window dressing?

Compensation was and still is, the right thing to do.

Susan HeyesIn the RED and losing our shirts on Cambie Street604 687-0721

1 comment:

David in N Bby said...

Surely the Cambie merchants can take some comfort in knowing their taxes contributed to the $24.5 million for the 2010 Olympic torch run.:roll: