Letters to The Province: Don't assume all votes for Mayor Locke have been because of RCMP platform

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In response to Mary Reagh’s letter of June 23: Please don’t confuse my vote towards former Mayor Doug McCallum as a vote for present Mayor Brenda Locke. Moreover, even when my vote had been for Locke, it could not have been due to the RCMP platform she ran on. It was to have somebody aside from McCallum within the mayoral chair. This complete RCMP-Surrey Police Service debacle shouldn’t have occurred within the first place, however because it has, each Surrey and B.C. residents are having to face the monetary outfall of this fiasco.

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You might be right, she was voted in — by a small margin, thoughts you, however voted in however. However don’t assume the votes that went her manner have been primarily based solely on the RCMP platform.

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Jennifer Spoke, Surrey

Why I bought out of the rental enterprise

Re: Residing alone in Vancouver is a luxurious few can afford

This op-ed brings up the story of a purchaser who needed to buy a Rolls Royce luxurious automotive. The client needed to understand how a lot fuel it consumed. The salesperson informed him, “For those who can not afford the fuel, you definitely can not afford a Rolls Royce. A Rolls Royce isn’t for you.”

The identical is true for a purchaser or renter of a home or house in Vancouver. It was not at all times that manner.

After being transferred from Chatham, NB. to Comox on Vancouver Island, I purchased a really small home, on a really giant nook lot. This was manner again in 1967, roughly. I paid $9,000 money for it. I purchased two different homes in Vancouver for $14,000 and $17,000 utilizing the primary home as collateral for a mortgage to finance the downpayment of the final two homes.

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It did work for a couple of years, till all of it grew to become an excessive amount of — property taxes, plumbing prices for plugged bogs, a rise in rates of interest on mortgages, and the failure of my actual property agent to gather all the rents — and I used to be pressured to promote all three homes, all for some capital achieve that recovered the rental losses. It had a severe emotional influence on me and my household, and I used to be joyful to not have the stress of being a landlord.

Fred Perry, Maple Ridge

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