LISA HOPELESS – Our next speaker is Douglas Stewart.
DOUGLAS STEWART – Mayor, council. The average house price in Victoria when you lot were elected in 2014 was $550,000. The average house price in Victoria going into the 2018 election is $950,000. How often over the last four years have you gathered around this table discussing an affordable housing strategy? And yet in that time house prices have surged by nearly eighty percent! You should all be exiled to North Korea for allowing this to happen on your watch. What do you have to say for yourselves?
COUNCILLOR MADDOG – It’s not my fault.
COUNCILLOR COALMAN – It’s not my fault.
COUNCILLOR JOE THORNTON – It’s not my fault.
COUNCILLOR CURMUDGEON – It’s not my fault.
COUNCILLOR ALTERNATIVE REALITY – It’s not my fault.
COUNCILLOR BULLSHIT – It’s not my fault.
COUNCILLOR LOVEFLAKE – It’s not my fault.
COUNCILLOR LUSCIOUS – It’s not my fault.
LISA HOPELESS – It’s certainly not my fault.
DOUGLAS STEWART – You sound like a bunch of school kids. Nobody’s willing to take responsibility for the situation.
LISA HOPELESS – We don’t like to play the blame game.
DOUGLAS STEWART – Well, maybe it’s time you started. If Canadians can no longer afford to live in their own country, something is seriously out of whack that needs to be addressed. I promise you heads are going to roll for this fiasco, from a municipal all the way up to a federal level. No one is safe.
LISA HOPELESS – Not even Justin?
DOUGLAS STEWART – Especially not Justin.