Wednesday, April 21, 2010

$1Million/Day to Social Programs in the DTES...Results, please?

It's the oldest trick in the book.

Someone accuses you of an offense or charges you with an offense.

You sue them.

You say the accuser's charges are "frivolous and vexatious."

So why should we be surprised by today's headline?

B.C. housing advocate says lawsuit is punishment for speaking out


Last October, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked the charitable status of the DERA Housing Society for failing to file financial statements.

Now, BC Housing authorities have filed a lawsuit against Downtown Eastside Residents’ Association executive director Kim Kerr. The lawsuit contains dozens of allegations relating to misuse of government funds, contracts being awarded to insiders and tenants being allowed to jump social housing queues. None of the allegations have been proven in court, and a court date has not been set.

The lawsuit also alleges that the DERA Housing Society owes the province more than $400,000 in rent and property taxes.

The Globe reported today that they couldn't reach Mr. Kerr on his cellphone.

And who payed for his cellphone?

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