Teenage housing nightmare opens for business in the Downtown Eastside
Brilliant move. Abbott knows the neighbourhood, she’s been there for years. She saw the mounting outrage—Clark and others had collected more than 1,000 signatures opposing her plan. The petition was destined for city hall. More media was bound to follow. Abbott had to act. She found two kids, pawns in her plan, and moved them into 120 Jackson. Now, when responding to opposition, Abbott can use the kids, the very people her opponents seek to protect, as human shields. If we close Imouto House, she’ll say, they’re out on the street.