[Podcast] COPE Addresses Seniors’ Housing and the Musqueam Land Struggle

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The Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) brought seniors’ housing issues and Musqueam’s ongoing land struggle to the forefront with guest speakers at their recent general membership meeting held on September 9th, 2012.

Rhiannon Bennett. Courtesy of Straight.com.

Rhiannon Bennett, a Musqueam band member, reflected on the ongoing 130+ day struggle to protect their burial grounds from condo development in South Vancouver.

Gail Harmer. Courtesy of Coscobc.ca.

Gail Harmer, seniors’ advocate and housing activist, addressed the challenges moderate and low-income seniors face when trying to find affordable and appropriate housing in Vancouver. She discussed some of the specific issues faced by seniors in neighbourhoods which have high concentrations of seniors, including Strathcona and Killarney.

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