2023.11.20 1800 [CHG] LFBC Public Interest Grant for CHG to YesterYear YY, The Great Relocation of 2022
DATE: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 1800
Rising Together: Selfology’s Pursuit of Justice and Equity in the Wrath of Ruthlessness
5701 Granville Street Unit 228
Vancouver BC V6M4J7
Story at selfology.co/41
Monday, November 20th, 2023
Dear Esteemed Members of the Law Foundation of BC Panel,
In the crucible of adversity, we find ourselves before you, seeking not merely assistance but a beacon of justice to illuminate the path towards change. Our case is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and we are keenly aware there are many more like us and there remains an urgency for a wholehearted reform, to reduce victims as well as to help fine-tune our justice delivery system.
Today, we implore you not only to hear our story but to champion a cause that transcends our plight—the cause of justice, fairness, and the pursuit of a better society.
A Plea from the Heart
In the halls of justice, where decisions shape destinies, we bring forth a story that echoes the struggles of many.
We stand at the crossroads of injustice, armed with words and not with swords, words with power (history is sacrosanct) mixed with an indomitable spirit that refuses to bow before adversity.
The “Great Relocation of 2022”, is a call to action—a testament to the power of unity and the collective will to overcome.
Navigating the Pandemic Waves
The toll of the pandemic remains uncertain, yet the impact on lives, fueled by various behaviours, is undeniable.
Uncertain Survivor Numbers
The exact number of survivors from all kinds of causes remains uncertain, but what is clear is that many have not weathered the waves of the pandemic when also being blind-sided by their supposed support network, such as being blind-sided by their landlords. To be fair, the good landlords also face questionable renters. What is undeniable is overall, there are many systems with administrative blackholes stories, from POS providers (the one overseen by Procurement Canada PSPC for example) to Telecom Communication fraud and scams, to those within our government, and we know there are many more stories from people across the board to keep the list going.
These waves, coupled with the questionable above, have significantly impacted lives, and are posed to repeat in many ways if we have the same system serving people in future waves, a system funded by taxpayers.
Upholding Public Interest: Unmasking Ruthless Exploits
We are securing funding to help us further organize our (such as the image of the “Diary Dates” in SharePoint related to the prior landlord in the footnote0), and with the dawn of new tools like the Co-Pilot by Microsoft this Christmas, we believe we can improve the Effort-to-Results Ratio (ETR Ratio) by far. It is akin to giving an accountant the Excel program, or akin to giving a lawyer a Word program with a lively AI research assistant working at the speed of your thought anytime.
While our case revolves around commercial and monetary concerns, it may be perceived as less urgent compared to egregious crimes such as war crimes committed by political figures or human trafficking orchestrated by malicious individuals that may be before the panel.
We Have Been Fooled by the Ruthless.
However, it’s crucial to recognize the significance of our case, especially for working-class small businesses. Life persists, albeit altered, near or even bankrupted, yet the unscrupulous groups of organized individuals continue to deceive the “fools” and the good people who may be unaware of their cunning tactics, under many brands under their network of companies here and overseas. In simple words, the crooks are still fooling the fools, both the people and the government and we suggest it is worth examining.
The Ruthless and The CERS by Canadians
Amidst the relentless actions of the “ruthless,” which we refer to them and their enabling characters as the Ruthless Landlord (RL) who wrongfully displace people, especially during the pandemic time all while government aids such as CERS (Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy) is still within clear view. Therefore the examination of the CERS is another bucket list item that will touch on many.
The Ruthless Still Fooling Fools
And then, to have the Ruthless Landlord (RL) advertising on many street corners, promoting how ‘good’ they are to unsuspecting people—makes us feel ‘clobbered’, and wonder if we have to rule out advocacy forever. Especially when we often see landlords and developers celebrated by local City Mayors as champions of the homeless and affordability solutions.
A phenomenon commonly referred to as the Greater Fool Theory (GFT) is what comes to mind when we think of all these deeds together and deep down we know that Awareness Education (AE) has to help, at least a little. But we are ourselves in a rough, so that remains unachievable. For the moment, the crooks know the legal reality and without meaningful enforcement, the crooks run amock.
Accountability to Canadians
Now, with all of the above imagery, add another juxtaposition of the same Ruthless Landlord’s advertisement billboards at an assortment of exotic Panama Island with names like the “Isle of Man” and more, showing off their shiny new toys built on the Canadian land, on our soil and promoted via many channels including online “influencer realtor” for these “luxury” reality in oversea sale centres, as seen on the Cullen Commission report’s 101 recommendations.
A side note is how freely they can buy, sell, exchange, and barter in cash, avoiding most if not all of the Canadian tax and duties that apply to all of us except thee. Albeit after a lot of expert enablers from lawyers to bankers at these exotic locations like how you have “seen online” in the Panama Papers. We propose money CRA can claw back should have a portion of it allocated towards Awareness Education (AEs).
As told by many Canadian political figures in history, we, the Small Business Middle-Class folks, are critical to Canada in so many ways. They seem to have a pattern of repeating the same podium speech every four years or so, and sometimes a little more repetitive depending on their “poll analyst” needs we observed.
Those of us who work hard to “farm” and “grow” this Canadian land and soil will often choose to believe one more time. Yet, in the end, those of us farming on our land, remain fooled.
What Drives Ruthlessness?
So, what could it be, that drives their ruthlessness? Is it merely just greed that drives them into such dark ways?
We prompted the ponderings to AI-LLM, and part of the answers are as follows. Feel free to see the comments attached to this section in the PDF version of this letter to read the full answer.
“the term that might capture the essence of the described conditions and feelings is often referred to as “exploitation” or “predatory behaviour.” Exploitation generally conveys the idea of taking advantage of others for one’s gain, often at the expense of the exploited individuals…In a legal context, terms like “unfair business practices” or “fraudulent behavior” may be used to describe actions that harm individuals or businesses…a more colloquial or psychological term, you might consider “predatory capitalism,” which refers to a form of capitalism where profits are achieved at the expense of others, often exploiting vulnerable individuals or groups…In the context you provided, where the Ruthless Landlord is exploiting people through misleading advertisements and engaging in questionable financial activities, terms like “predatory real estate practices” or “unscrupulous business tactics” could also be relevant…it’s worth noting that the creation of a “new” word for these specific conditions and feelings might involve coining a term based on the unique aspects of the situation. However, the existing terms mentioned above should provide a starting point for conveying the exploitative or predatory nature of the described behaviours.”
Our Collective Goal—Awareness Education and Change so Less Fools Around for Crooks
Deep down, our Intention, our collective goal is to combat the rise of fools in various ways so we can bring about Awareness Education and Change ‘CHG’, rather than only a single purpose of trying to bring down the crooks. Exactly, Education is key to Good Democracy.
Our Intention (primary matter), during the fulfilment journey such as now, will drive the change, and then the secondary matters (like the downfall of crooks) will merely be consequential happenings that will not consume us too much as it will just happen naturally.
A Fulfillment Journey for us is something that is never finished as it only ends and begins as needed.
The idea is to keep the whole process peaceful and cool-headed for a better chance to bring truly good people to make good Changes for An Earth For All (CHG E4A) during this process for justice and hope that justice for a few can spread to many.
See our section near the end about our mindset for treating the “enemy”. This is our agreed Rule of Engagement/Engagement Rule if you will, in this rather open letter to many as anyone can read this if they so wish. Simply put, we do not want to place our precious energy into our enemy. We want to place our precious energy into building a better system with people who choose to love even after such hateful events, by words and not by swords.
Again, we intend to have fewer unbeknownst “fools” for the “crooks” and in so to break the GFT chain altogether.
It may very well mean a completely “New” way of doing things.
Quantifying the Hurt: A Few Hundred Cases Per Director Per Year?
From one of the transcribed calls with their “Director” circa November 20, 2020, where the Director told us he handled a few hundred cases in that year 2020 alone, and so by interpolation, how many more like us out there?
In the midst of the treacherous waters of a once-in-a-century pandemic, having a good Ark (e.g. a good landlord), and a robust support system, will of course make life significantly more manageable. Are we not to cherish Relationships over small monetary differences? Are we not to cherish the ability to help more people when you have the knowledge of how-to in the industry you serve? Are we doctors who flock to money? Are we lawyers who flock to money? However, can you blame this game for its current rules? They have bills to pay, souls to be sold, right?
Knowing the revolving door syndrome is also not helping with the watchtower over these industries, as the pool of people is small and knowing each other, like in a very small town, makes execution “humanly” impossible for these “heavenly” roles (roles with great powers needs better protection including pay and security from both harms from crooks, as well as including being hired by them afterwards, see Mr. Hogan for the live debate on that topic)
Who oversees these things, we wonder? In the end, we should have ingrained into our minds and hearts since 2014 when we signed the lease with them with a golden rule from a wise team (see quote below). These are wise words we have kept in mind and heart when we searched for a new landlord during the Great Relocation of 2022, to where we are now at the new Granville & 41St.
While at the Granville & 16th location in Vancouver from 2014.07.01 to 2022.01.31 (July 1, 2014, and January 31, 2022, thus Eight Years and Seven Months), with the old Ruthless Landlord/RL, it brings our mind to the following quote from a conversation between two wise (and likely good) Souls,
Seasoned investors like Warren Buffett often remind us that dealing with individuals of bad character rarely leads to favourable outcomes.
His words are, “You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.”
The conversation where this quote is mentioned,
QUICK: And while the pair delivered market beating performances with the Berkshire portfolio for four and a half decades, they have lagged the S&P 500 for the last 5 and 10 years leading some to question whether they’ve lost their touch. They’re not concerned.
[MAY 2021] MUNGER: I’m quite comfortable holding Berkshire. I think our businesses are better than the average on the market.
QUICK: We asked Munger and Buffett their thoughts on some of the latest headlines in the business world, those that could have lasting impact on how markets operate beginning with Credit Suisse’s five and a half billion dollar loss stemming from its business with Archegos Capital Management.
MUNGER: Think of how massively stupid that was. And of course, it was the lure of the really easy money that the idiot was paying you, being the prime broker for a jerk. But he was a convicted insider trader that came out of the craziest part of the hedge fund industry. And they were getting unusual profits by extending unusual credit. I mean, it was just, the world was shouting at them, “Crook. Fool.” And they didn’t listen. They thought, “This is where the easy money is, crooks and fools.”
BUFFETT: There’s one rule–
MUNGER: We don’t like either of–
BUFFETT: That, that we learned a long time ago is that you can’t make a good deal with a bad person. Just forget it. Now, if you think you can draw up a contract that, that is going to work against a bad person, they’re gonna win. But one thing, they, they probably enjoy litigation but ah, Berkshire Hathaway as an entity, or me personally, or anything, we don’t wanna spend our life, you know, doing that sort of thing. And, and besides, the bad guys win. They know more games. They may lose eventually in the but, but it’s no way to spend your life.
QUICK: Charlie, it wasn’t just Credit Suisse that got pulled in by that. There were a lotta firms that were doing business with Archegos and–
MUNGER: Yes. Yes. They were all foolish. But, but Credit Suisse has managed to be the biggest fool of all.
BUFFETT: Well, Becky, if you look back–
MUNGER: A lot of competition for that order–
BUFFETT: In nineteen–
We Are “Lucky” (Sarcasm)
We consider ourselves “lucky” to have found our landing spot in the end, but not after a year of rafting and floating in the rough sea, after being thrown out ruthlessly, from 2022.01.31 to 2023.03.00, and in that year of floating around, we kept going with Ruth-like faith, things every which way (in temporary storage and RR’s Homes), as we rent and share two small treatment room in a nearby nail salon. The Good Souls, Relatable Relationships (aka VIP in our CRM) have kept our faith in flame, protecting it from extinguishment, and we are acutely aware that many others were also hurt by these kinds of wrongful actions.
In the midst of the once-in-a-century pandemic, a reliable support system, akin to a sturdy ark, becomes indispensable. Our acknowledgement of being fortunate contrasts sharply with the painful reality that many others have suffered due to these ruthless actions.
Anew Village. The Birth of a New Togetherness
Embracing a New Era of Unity of Oldtimers and Newcomers
Look within, a journey to craft a new home with awakened hearts in servitude for the universal world. A Superfamily’s Journey and the Birth of a New Togetherness, where we choose to look within amidst challenges and to ask our souls to do better, and by new ways, we can wake up the dreaming fools still with a good heart who may simply be looking too outward.
Building Anew: Fostering Unity in Vancouver
We will explore the Heartbeats of Selfology: our Gratitude and Our Wakeful Dreams (true daydreams) for the Superfamily. One of the Day Dreams is a project using the newness of tools (AI -LLM for example) to bring fun and practical tools for Newcomers and Oldtimers via channels such as ESL programs. Examining the translation of their familiar word to English is in itself a great Canadian experience ingratiation methodology. We will be inviting more Oldtimers for Show and Tell in the Newcomer AI-LLM Prompting Classes. Much more to reveal about this project, in this personal volunteerism driven by a challenge we documented. It gives us another good reason to examine the matter for public interest and hope for good.
We hope for the examination of what we have documented and that will require some help including a grant. That moment is now, and please, we need your help and guidance.
YesterYears (YY) Chronicle
Our narrative is interwoven with the people we’ve encountered through our journey as a working-class small business. We call them Good Souls, and they often come from different cultures, religions, and faiths.
Our clientele extends beyond being mere customers (hence we call them Relatable Relationships/RR, within Superfamily) – they are the essential network of people who empowered the resilience of the Selfology Superfamily during the challenges of YesterYear (YY). So to us they are the Good Souls/GS.
All these may be useless for the moment, all this documentation. During these moments we remember the point of the ‘sand mandala’ is not about completing (Finishing) but knowing how everything Ends and so, it Begins (say, anytime water comes).
We often find very useful things from old scripts in the library (cloud or real). May our 2TB of info be useful in another space of time, down the road, for another Good Soul.
The Good Souls we have met in the recent YesterYears (2020-2023), all have intriguing stories of immigration, hospitals (health), financial (wealth), and more. They have been instrumental to the Superfamily. We are organizing our collective stories to find a way to share them in our history section, at “selfology.co/HISTORY”. Day by day, every day, the Day shall come.
Every character and story from the YesterYear, even the soulless, deserves to be remembered. Hence, we named it the Great Relocation of 2022, The Ruthful and the Ruthless, at
The Ruthless and the Ruthful: The Great Relocation of 2022
A Crucial Turning Point
Our objective today is to present a case that serves as a catalyst for substantial change. This change is not just vital for the directly affected but also for the broader public interest. From housing affordability to homelessness, we aim to inject critical elements into the discourse, recognizing the pivotal role of developers and landholders in the economic landscape.
We hope this catalyst will be a turning point for those previously hesitant to embrace change. Our goal is to summon collective goodwill and spirit to foster better treatment for all involved parties.
The actions need not be organized under any large single umbrella; instead, it can naturally bloom, guiding everyone involved, almost like a Wikipedia that serves a deeper level of need, beyond encyclopedia, to help present cases to the public for awareness education, transparencies, an Open Source kind of idea for all kinds of examination of the collective data, and so thy change comes.
As it evolves and continues, it shall hold each moment accountable to the next moment.
Defining Moment and Public Interest Grant
This is a defining moment, and we are seeking a public interest grant.
Legal Representation Hurdles
The Asymmetry in Legal Support
Securing legal counsel is a significant hurdle. Drawing from one of our leader’s experiences as a former manager for an award-winning insurer, the stark contrast in treatment becomes apparent. Addressing issues from housing to homelessness requires bridging the resource gap between small entities like ours and major developers.
Broad Implications for Public Interest
Our story, though small in scale, holds broader implications for public interest. Ensuring fair representation is paramount as we strive for positive outcomes.
Our group has suffered a substantial loss of at least approximately $200,000 due to a forceful and wrongful eviction by the previous Ruthless Landlord (RL). We are unable to afford any specialist to calculate the true losses, and this is a very rudimentary estimate.
Surviving part of the “wrongful” ordeal, we are still facing many afront and challenges, however at least we have an internet connection, new and better technology for less costs, a moment of stability, a roof over our heads, a good new landlord and Property Manager combo, and the Good Souls near us to help everyone growing for the better.
An Appeal to the Decision Panel
We appeal to each member of the decision panel, recognizing the multitude of cases before you. Here, as mentioned earlier, the Superfamily agreed to the Rule of Engagement/Engagement Rule (see “A Peaceful Approach to Dealing with Enemies” section in the following) when we decided to gather our faith and strength to publish our case before the “public” eyes, applying for “public interest” funding.
If without the funding, we have no funds to proceed with our faith for the moment and will have to wait further (however, remember it’s never finished—it merely ends and begins).
However, we hope the seed will never dry out and can germinate when the water comes. Perhaps by the time we have the resources, it would be too late, over the statutory, memories faded, and worse of all, many more victims later.
A Peaceful Approach to Dealing with Enemies – Our Ethos and Logos
How to Respond to Harm with Compassion
In conclusion, we wish to share some insights from various sources that inspire us to deal with those who hurt others. They show us the power of kindness, forgiveness, and nonviolence, and they challenge us to practice these values in our lives. One of these sources is the Sermon on the Mount, a collection of teachings attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish prophet and reformer. He said:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:43-45, NIV)
These words were originally spoken in Aramaic, the language of Jesus and his followers. The meaning of the word love in this context is not a sentimental or romantic feeling, but a willingness to do good to those who do not deserve it, and to seek their well-being even at a cost to oneself. This is the same kind of love that many religions and philosophies teach, and that some people believe is the essence of the divine.
We know that this is not easy and that we may have strong emotions and opinions about this issue. But we also believe that this is the only way to overcome the darkness and hate that divide us, and to find a common ground for healing and freedom. Another source that motivates us is Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He said,
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
He first spoke these words in a sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, on November 17, 1957. He later repeated them in his book Strength to Love and in many other speeches and writings. He was inspired by the teachings of Jesus and the example of Gandhi, who also advocated for nonviolent resistance against oppression and injustice.
As we are, the Superfamily as well, is here with words not with swords, communicating with the Law Foundation of BC, henceforth, fighting to empower the ‘words’ in the book of law.
A Call to Conscience
In concluding our appeal, we ask not for mere acknowledgement but for a resonance in your hearts. The legacy of justice is forged not solely in statutes but in the empathy and conviction of those entrusted with its guardianship. As you deliberate, please kindly remember that your decision is more than a grant—it is a beacon that guides the trajectory of justice in our society —we implore you to be the architects of change, and to let stories like ours gather together and become the catalyst for a brighter, more equitable future.
Thank you for listening.
With unwavering hope,
Mx Jessica Yu & Mx Peter Tu
On Behalf of the Selfology Superfamily
Phone/Fax/SMS/ +1 (604) 736-7353 (SELF)
Reach by Hand, Heal by Heart, Evolving the Way with Ways
TABLE OF CONTENT
2023.11.20 1800 [CHG] LFBC Public Interest Grant for CHG to YesterYear YY, The Great Relocation of 2022. 1
Rising Together: Selfology’s Pursuit of Justice and Equity in the Wrath of Ruthlessness 2
A Plea from the Heart. 2
Navigating the Pandemic Waves. 3
Uncertain Survivor Numbers. 3
Upholding Public Interest: Unmasking Ruthless Exploits. 3
We Have Been Fooled by the Ruthless. 4
The Ruthless and The CERS by Canadians. 4
The Ruthless Still Fooling Fools. 4
Accountability to Canadians. 5
What Drives Ruthlessness?. 5
Our Collective Goal—Awareness Education and Change so Less Fools Around for Crooks. 6
Quantifying the Hurt: A Few Hundred Cases Per Director Per Year?. 7
We Are “Lucky” (Sarcasm).. 9
Anew Village. The Birth of a New Togetherness. 10
Embracing a New Era of Unity of Oldtimers and Newcomers. 10
Building Anew: Fostering Unity in Vancouver. 10
YesterYears (YY) Chronicle. 10
Documenting History. 11
A Crucial Turning Point. 11
Turning Minds. 11
Defining Moment and Public Interest Grant. 12
Legal Representation Hurdles. 12
The Asymmetry in Legal Support. 12
Broad Implications for Public Interest. 12
Background Information.. 12
An Appeal to the Decision Panel. 12
A Peaceful Approach to Dealing with Enemies – Our Ethos and Logos. 13
How to Respond to Harm with Compassion.. 13
A Call to Conscience. 14
TABLE OF CONTENT. 15
 Indeed, many city mayors have recognized the crucial role of landlords and developers in addressing housing shortages and affordability issues. For instance, in Toronto, Mayor Olivia Chow has put together a new housing committee to tackle the city’s housing shortage1. The committee is tasked with delivering on Chow’s campaign promise of building 25,000 rent-controlled homes over the next eight years1. Similarly, Mayor John Tory’s 2023 Housing Action Plan, which focuses on getting more homes built or made available in Toronto as quickly as possible while also making housing more affordable, was approved by the Toronto City Council2. The plan aims to modernize the city’s approach to housing by removing exclusionary zoning that has focused growth in just a few areas of the city and prevented housing choice for residents2. These initiatives highlight the importance of collaboration between city officials, landlords, and developers in creating sustainable solutions for homelessness and housing affordability. It’s a complex issue that requires the involvement of all stakeholders to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.
 The Rule of Engagement/Engagement Rule is a set of guidelines agreed upon by the group. It outlines how to interact with their perceived “enemy” during this process. The rule is mentioned in an open letter, which is accessible to anyone who wishes to read it.
 We believe in using words, not swords, to bring about change. They aim to invest their energy in building a better system with people who choose love over hate, even in the face of adv
 The intention is to disrupt the GFT (presumably an acronym for a negative cycle or system) by reducing the number of “fools” for the “crooks”. This suggests a desire to educate and empower individuals to prevent them from being exploited by unscrupulous entities.
Former BC Premier John Horgan, after stepping down from his position, has taken up a role in the business sector. He joined the board of Elk Valley Resources, a British Columbia coal-producing company. This decision has sparked mixed reactions, given his previous political role and the nature of the industry1. However, Horgan has defended his decision, highlighting the distinction between metallurgical coal (used to make steel) and thermal coal (used to generate electricity). He also noted that the company is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 20501.
The term “Revolving Door” refers to the movement of high-level employees from public-sector jobs to private-sector jobs and vice versa. The idea is that there is a revolving door between the two sectors as many legislators and regulators become lobbyists and consultants for the industries they once regulated and some private industry heads or lobbyists receive government appointments that relate to their former private posts. Such instances have grown in democracies in recent years with increased lobbying efforts and have led to debate over the extent former government officials are allowed to utilize connections formed and knowledge attained in previous jobs in public service to enrich themselves or be overly influential on shaping or watering down pending legislation.
During his tenure in the B.C. Ministry of Management Services in the 1990s, Horgan played a key role in overseeing the expansion of gambling across the province. This included the introduction of slot machines in Vancouver1.
A controversy arose when a wealthy couple, Rodney and Ekaterina Baker, allegedly chartered a private plane to a remote community in Yukon to receive COVID-19 vaccines meant for vulnerable Indigenous residents. Rodney Baker was the president and CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, which owns more than 20 casinos in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The incident sparked a debate about privilege and access to vaccines.
 RR, Relatable Relationships, our VIP Customers and Long time supportors, lending out their basement to store many more fragiles. That is part of the story about the Good Souls
 The sentence suggests that the act of translating familiar book/article into English is, in and of itself, a Canadian experience characterized by ingratiation. “Ingratiation” typically refers to efforts to gain approval or acceptance. In this context, it implies that the process of translating a familiar term into English is a way of aligning with Canadian language and cultural norms, possibly to foster understanding or connection within the Canadian context.
 A public accountability app if you will. Podium speech in multiple languages (e.g. English switching to French is a waste of time, as we have 111 more key languages for inclusivity, for example) replaced by proper documentation with accountability, and for experts to study the data anytime. Or simply a LinkedIn to keep track of any public figure’s timeline and documentation. A live CV and a public report card.
Indeed, many city mayors have recognized the crucial role of landlords and developers in addressing housing shortages and affordability issues. For instance, in Toronto, Mayor Olivia Chow has put together a new housing committee to tackle the city’s housing shortage1. The committee is tasked with delivering on Chow’s campaign promise of building 25,000 rent-controlled homes over the next eight years1.
Similarly, Mayor John Tory’s 2023 Housing Action Plan, which focuses on getting more homes built or made available in Toronto as quickly as possible while also making housing more affordable, was approved by the Toronto City Council2. The plan aims to modernize the city’s approach to housing by removing exclusionary zoning that has focused growth in just a few areas of the city and prevented housing choice for residents2.
These initiatives highlight the importance of collaboration between city officials, landlords, and developers in creating sustainable solutions for homelessness and housing affordability. It’s a complex issue that requires the involvement of all stakeholders to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.
The term that might capture the essence of the described conditions and feelings is often referred to as “exploitation” or “predatory behavior.” Exploitation generally conveys the idea of taking advantage of others for one’s gain, often at the expense of the exploited individuals. Predatory behavior implies actions that exploit or harm others, typically for personal gain or profit.
In a legal context, terms like “unfair business practices” or “fraudulent behavior” may be used to describe actions that harm individuals or businesses for personal gain.
If you’re looking for a more colloquial or psychological term, you might consider “predatory capitalism,” which refers to a form of capitalism where profits are achieved at the expense of others, often exploiting vulnerable individuals or groups.
In the context you provided, where the Ruthless Landlord is exploiting people through misleading advertisements and engaging in questionable financial activities, terms like “predatory real estate practices” or “unscrupulous business tactics” could also be relevant.
It’s worth noting that the creation of a “new” word for these specific conditions and feelings might involve coining a term based on the unique aspects of the situation. However, the existing terms mentioned above should provide a starting point for conveying the exploitative or predatory nature of the described behaviors.
A public accountability app if you will. Podium speech in multiple languages (e.g. English switching to French is a waste of time, as we have 111 more key languages for inclusivity, for example) replaced by proper documentation with accountability, and for experts to study the data anytime. Or simply a LinkedIn to keep track of any public figure’s timeline and documentation. A live CV and a public report card.
Legal Representation Challenges
One significant challenge we face is securing legal counsel. As a former manager for an award-winning and centenarian company and insurer for sixty years, I’ve witnessed the stark contrast in treatment between those with insurance and a Working Class Small Business like ours from the same address book of people. This discrepancy is particularly evident as we aim to catalyze real change – this is how they know they can get away with most of their wrongful and hurtful action that stems from their ruthless hearts.
In addressing issues from housing affordability to homelessness, obtaining legal support becomes crucial. The asymmetry in resources between us and major developers underscores the need for a level playing field in these discussions.
Our story, while that of a small entity, reflects broader implications for public interest. As we seek positive outcomes, ensuring fair representation becomes paramount.