Men in recovery doing the right thing
Shame on Mayor Lois Jackson and the Corporation of Delta for resorting to bullying tactics to ensure Delta remains recovery house-free.
VisionQuest Recovery Society is a wonderful organization doing wonderful, compassionate work. The men being helped have worked very hard to do the right thing: getting off drugs and alcohol, cleaning up their lives, renovating the hotel where they were staying, and attending meetings. They are respectful, hopeful, and looking for a new start in their very troubled lives.
Could Delta council cut them some slack and compromise? No. They did everything they could to make life as difficult as possible for people who are already stressed to the limit. NIMBY-ism isn’t a pretty attribute, no matter where it pops up.
We’re trying to teach our children to be kind and compassionate to each other. We are trying to teach our children empathy. Mayor Jackson, I am disgusted.