Letter: Port Moody needs homes for the working class, too

To Editor, Re. “What’s too tall” (Opinion, The Tri-City News, June 23).

To Editor,

Re. “What’s too tall” (Opinion, The Tri-City News, June 23).

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Regarding your recent article about development in Port Moody, yes, I’m ready for more people in my city, especially workers in Vancouver who can’t afford to live there.

Port Moody should be celebrating its working class history, the backbone of the country, by holding onto the land it owns and building affordable housing.

Cities that will survive into the future are those that will provide affordable, environmentally safe housing for all the workers to whom we are all so indebted. This is a great opportunity for Port Moody to be a trendsetter.

And I’m quite happy to accept a hike in my property taxes to help finance a plan for the city to build affordable housing on land it already owns. I owe it to future generations.

J. Fraser, Port Moody

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