Letters to the Province: Assaults on transit are too frequent

Assaults being dedicated on Decrease Mainland transit have grow to be far too frequent, creating worry amongst those that should make the most of the system, writes Billee McConachie of Surrey

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Assaults being dedicated on Decrease Mainland transit have grow to be far too frequent, creating worry amongst those that should make the most of the system. These assaults on harmless persons are turning into extraordinarily aggressive, inflicting bodily hurt and most not too long ago the loss of life of a 17-year-old boy.

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Transit Police and native police forces appear to be at an deadlock as to how most successfully defend the travelling public. I imagine it requires sequence of safeguards to be formulated.

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Sky marshals had been applied in business air journey in america with a suitable degree of success. So why couldn’t an identical growth be put into place on public transit right here within the Decrease Mainland? The first drive concerned could be the Transit Police division utilizing officers from inside their drive. These officers could be wearing common civilian clothes to mix in with the general public. They’d, after all, be armed and have the power to immediately alert their command headquarters for help. This would supply immediate intervention when required to guard these onboard the prepare or bus.

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The important thing to creating such a deterrent profitable could be the widespread and ongoing publication of the “Transit Marshal” program of driving alongside frequently. The concept being one would by no means know when or on which prepare or bus the Transit Marshal could be driving on — she or he could also be sitting proper beside you.

Billee McConachie, Surrey

What’s the way forward for modular houses?

Re. “We’re by no means getting forward:” Activists warn low-rent housing is dwindling 

It was with appreciable unhappiness that I learn concerning the momentary modular housing residents who should discover new houses since their growth is being dismantled. This was not imagined to occur. The idea of momentary modular housing was based mostly on the premise that alternative websites would all the time be obtainable earlier than houses had been moved away. 

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We at the moment are studying that regardless of a extreme housing scarcity, B.C. Housing has even put some modular items in storage.

I hope The Vancouver Solar and Province will examine who at B.C. Housing and town allowed this travesty to occur. New websites should be discovered.

One potential answer could also be to supply non-public landowners property tax aid, like that supplied for group gardens, or modest lease fee to accommodate relocated items. Nobody ought to worry they could be left homeless.

Michael Geller, principal, The Geller Group and adjunct professor, SFU Centre for Sustainable Growth; College of Useful resource and Environmental Administration, College of the Atmosphere

I help the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) strike

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As a disabled employee, I stand with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) strike. The federal government’s proposed wage will increase fall wanting what staff deserve, and it’s time for change. Truthful wages should not only a matter of justice, they’re additionally important for monetary stability and shopping for energy for staff.

Furthermore, I help the PSAC’s demand for distant work pointers. Accessibility is essential for disabled staff, working mother and father, Indigenous workers working from their conventional territory, and others who require flexibility. Distant work supplies a chance for everybody to take part within the workforce and contribute their abilities.

It’s time to make a change for the higher, and I hope Canadians stand with us.

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Shannon Whitney, Langley 

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Originally posted 2023-04-25 01:00:39.