Our city is no longer safe, and Vancouver is in desperate need of leadership at City Hall.
Sadly, we are seeing increased violent stranger attacks on innocent people in our city. For example, on August 19, 2022, DH Vancouver’s headline read, “Stabbed while walking”: Three stranger assaults took place in under three hours in Vancouver last night.” Stories like these are becoming alarmingly frequent throughout Vancouver.
While crime is on the rise and the fentanyl crisis continues to plague our city, the current mayor and council have only made the problems worse. We are in a crisis-level situation that needs leadership.
Vancouver Tourism At Risk
This morning I spoke with a German tourist who walked to Chinatown with her husband from a downtown hotel in search of a special dinner for their last evening in Vancouver. “We are still traumatized by what we saw on East Hastings Street,” she told me. “We never made it to the restaurant.”
We need to act now if Vancouver is to continue to be a world-class city that people from around the world come to visit. Tourists and those of us who live here no longer feel safe.