Letter: Follow the money

The Editor, Re. “A disturbing demolition on Riverview grounds” (Green Scene, The Tri-City News, June 24).

The Editor,

Re. “A disturbing demolition on Riverview grounds” (Green Scene, The Tri-City News, June 24).

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Upon reading Elaine Golds’ column on the Riverview lands, it seems the provincial government again fumbles the ball.

For starters, the land is owned by you and me. That’s the starting point and for those who worship the shenanigans of Victoria in its “asset stripping,” another example of this is strong-arming of the school boards to close schools.

Who waits in the shadows to jump in and buy our land? Not our friends.

The government puts a carrot on a long stick and so Riverview gets a few mental health beds and that other old carrot, some public housing that never materializes. But who gets the lion’s share of the land? Just watch at election time and follow the money.

Brian Robinson, Coquitlam

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