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LETTER: Council shouldn't appeal, look to add housing

Editor: In reading the June 9 Outlook, one can only shake their head in bewilderment. On the front page, Canmore's council wants to appeal new housing development so only the lawyers will be making money. The Land and Property Rights Tribunal ruling was

Editor:

In reading the June 9 Outlook, one can only shake their head in bewilderment. On the front page, Canmore's council wants to appeal new housing development so only the lawyers will be making money. The Land and Property Rights Tribunal ruling was very clear about how badly the Town has managed this.

In the same edition of the Outlook, council said they want more development to make housing more affordable, but they need other levels of government to give them more help. Really? After previous councils strung Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Limited along for years, made them jump through multiple assessments and studies, made them add affordable housing commitments and then said just kidding. Now they are all stating they are all for development, just not anything before them. 

Wasn't it only a couple of weeks ago council heard from the Bow Valley Primary Care Network about the lack of doctors because housing is too expensive? I believe Town council needs to all be enrolled in Economics 101 so they can learn about supply and demand and that government is generally the problem and not the solution.

Gilles Gaudet,

Canmore