Comment 33842

By Jelly (anonymous) | Posted September 17, 2009 at 19:19:38

I'm glad you wrote this, Adrian. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was put off by the tone of Reg's article. I've known Reg for a few years, and I respect his efforts to support the core. I even think he hit on some great points in some parts of the article, especially pointing out that many of the people who are charged with making decisions that affect the core choose to live elsewhere. Unfortunately, the good points made were overshadowed by some pretty cynical attitudes about the core, and an assumption that unelected 'special people' have any right to decide who should and shouldn't live in the downtown core.

I get all the points made about concentration of social housing and social services in the core, and to an extent I agree with those points. Also, I don't think the consortium deserves a penny from the city to go ahead with this project or any other. As someone who would agree with almost all the main points made against the development, I found the article riddled with some real contempt for those with less financial means and less education- sarcastic or not. Not all readers have the advantage of understanding your particular sense of humor, and if I were a casual observer, I'd be so turned off by the language used in this diatribe that I would probably end up not supporting any part of your point of view.

And go pour your own goddamn wine...

;)

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