Letters to the Editor

Suite grief

Re: “Suite-hunting council hounding homeowners,” Letters, The Leader, Oct. 31.

Letter writer S. Sidhu writes, “the city claims it is going to find another 1,000 suites this year and generate $10 million in revenue. Happy hunting, as some homes simply have large families or guests living in them and don’t need to pay secondary suite fees.”

And some families have several generations living in the same house, or even guests who never seem to wear out their welcome, regardless of how long they stay.

I have learned from past personal experience, and sometimes grief, that a house containing a separate living unit, consisting of a stove, refrigerator and washroom is a suite, and can be taxed or closed down as city hall deems appropriate.

 

Fred Perry

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