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Jean Swanson has been a city councillor in Vancouver since 2018, when she was elected through COPE (The Coalition of Progressive Electors).Jean is an anti-poverty activist who has been working with Downtown Eastside organizations for almost 50 years, and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2017. She is the author of the book, Poor Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion. Jean recently announced her intention to run for re-election in 2022. Resources: Housing For All Of Us: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-making-home-kennedy-stewart-revisedCarnegie Action Projects: http://www.carnegieaction.org/reports/Residential Tenancy Act: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/lc/statreg/02078_01Vacancy Control: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-needs-vacancy-control-tenants-group-says-following-alarming-evictions-study-1.5588483CMHC: Rental Market Report: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/professionals/housing-markets-data-and-research/market-reports/rental-market-reports-major-centresRenter Services Centre: https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/renter-office.aspxIan Mulgrew: B.C.'s chief coroner laments lack of action as opioid crisis hits worst death toll yet: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/change-bonnie-henry-to-b-c-s-chief-coronerVancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU): https://vandureplace.wordpress.com/Drug Users Liberation Front (DULF): https://www.dulf.ca/Fair Price Pharma: http://fairpricepharma.ca/Insite: https://www.phs.ca/program/insite/
Date created: 2022-04-05
Video recording talk and panel discussion of The Human Right to Housing and the Vancouver Situation.
Date created: 2017-06-05