The City Episode September 11, 2012

Vancovuer's COPE Addresses Seniors' Housing and the Musqueam Land Struggle

5:00pm - 5:59pm

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

Track Listing:

Port of Morrow
The Shins · Port of Morrow
The Littlest Birds
The Be Good Tanyas · A Collection
The Oh Wells · The EP That We Love
Trickle Down
The Atomic Duo · Broadsides
Work, Work, Work
The Rakes · Capture/Release