A group of more than a hundred people gathered on the corner of Pandora Avenue and Quadra Street to bring attention to what they feel should be the number one issue during this provincial election at the Rally To End Poverty in B.C.
Remittances are big business. A remittance is a sum of money sent by global workers and immigrants to family and friends in their countries of origin. The World Bank estimates that globally in 2012, more than $400 billion US was remitted. Most of this money moved from individuals living and working in wealthy countries to relatives in middle- and low-income countries. To put this in context, global remittances in 2012 nearly equalled the annual global revenues of Walmart.
Tenants remaining in a Surrey apartment owned by a notorious landlord, who received an unprecedented fine last year for letting the building deteriorate, have been given eviction notices.
The notices were given on the Easter long weekend to tenants in about a dozen of the suites that remain occupied out of 31 at Kwantlen Park Manor, 12975 106 Ave.
Controversy is brewing at another property owned by a notorious Metro Vancouver landlord.
A low-income advocacy group is calling for more protection of tenants, in light of what’s happening at a Surrey complex.
ACORN Canada is objecting to eviction notices the group says have been served to everyone at Kwantlen Park Manor, a 31-unit apartment at 106th Avenue near 130th Street in North Surrey. It’s a building linked to the Sahota family, which is behind a number of other buildings that have had problems.
Over the Easter long weekend ACORN Canada has learned that all residents of Kwantlen Park Manor, a 31 unit apartment located at 12975 106th Ave in Surrey, have been served with eviction notices due to the health and safety risks posed by the ongoing mould and structural issues present in the building.