Vancouver Affordable Housing Activists Struggle Against CAVE Dwellers

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CAVE - a new way to say No.

Tired of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)?

Tired of NIMBYites? (NIMBY warriors who defend their neighbourhood battlements with fierce devotion).

Well, Vancouver, British Columbia brings you relief in the form of CAVE dwellers.

Vancouver is destined always to be a runner up in the rankings of the world’s most unaffordable cities. High Density high rise Hong Kong has the number one spot wrapped up against all comers, quite possibly in perpetuity, unless recent heavy-handed Chinese repression hollows out this triumphant bastion of free enterprise.

Nevertheless, also-ran Vancouver can at least brighten our days with a new acronym for those neighbourhood defenders who, in the face of a city’s desperate need for affordable housing, have never seen a progressive affordable housing plan they can’t squelch.

Relish a possible NIMBY acronym replacement while reading more about Vancouver’s CAVE (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) dwelling atrocities in VANCOUVERISAWESOME: ‘CAVE People’ Are Disrupting Metro Vancouver Multi-Family Rentals


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