Comment 17215

By statius (registered) | Posted January 15, 2008 at 22:46:42


I wish that were the case. I for one - and I know I'm not the only one - am somewhat cynical about the principles of west coast liberalism. While the dominant culture which exists from San Francisco to Seattle to Vancouver undoubtedly espouses popular "leftist" causes (environmentalism, gay marriage, abortion rights, etc.) I think there has always been a deep undercurrent of classist elitism running through it. I simply find it impossible to accept the proposition that the average upper middle income (or above) Vancouverite finds the prospect of living next to a lower income (or otherwise disadvantaged) person a major incentive of the city, but that's just my view ...

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