Letter: Waiting in fear of renoviction no way to live


I wanted to express my thanks to New Westminster city council for having the strength to pass the new renoviction bylaws.

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I could feel a collective sigh of relief by renters of the city that someone is finally looking out for renters.

Our family was greatly affected by this incredible greed, as my 83-year-old mother was evicted after living in the same building for over 20 years. It severely affected her mental and physical health and she hasn't been the same since.

I myself was living under constant fear of the same fate. I understand renos have to take place, but you shouldn't be able to just say we want to reno so you’re out.

Mike Smith, New Westminster

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