Vancouver council expropriates two Downtown Eastside hotels for $1 a piece

Vancouver council expropriates two Downtown Eastside hotels for $1 a piece

From: Redeye
0 0 about 1 year ago
Residents in the Balmoral and the Regent Hotel lived with deplorable conditions for years. The two hotels were owned by the Sahota family who used them as cash cows to finance real estate development. The City of Vancouver finally shut both hotels down. Earlier this month, councillors voted unanimously to expropriate the hotels for one dollar. We speak with long-time housing activist Wendy Pedersen.

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