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Old 01-18-2024, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Not in many parts of western Canada in cities like Edmonton and WInnipeg. PDW is right about street prostitution, but that has moved online with the whole escort business. The oldest proffesion has not gone anywhere.




Homelessness has alot to do with the fact that people are addicted to drugs and can't hold down a job or live a normal life. You give an addict a place to live they will be back on the street within 24-48 hours or turn there new home into a drug den. We need to fix the lax attitude towards drugs in this country. There is also the problem of mental illness.

There is no quick fix to the housing crisis, we can't build homes fast enough. The million or so new immigrants in the next couple years are going to make thing worse. It is a supply and demand issue.
People keep saying that crime is down overall or even way down based on historical numbers but no one I know thinks their cities feel safer than they used to.

In Ottawa businesses like McDonald's on Rideau St. have closed down to too much violence and other unruly behaviour. This is not something one used to see in a city like Ottawa.

Perhaps there truly are fewer crimes being reported to or investigated by the police but general tension and a feeling of insecurity and also "incivility" (as they say in France) is definitely on the increase.

I could list off a series of "firsts" in terms of crime and other bad behaviour on the streets from my family and entourage in the past couple of years. In my case I am over 50 and for some reason almost all of the crime "firsts" in my life are bunched up in the last couple of years.
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Old 01-18-2024, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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For starters, the likelihood of my kids being able to buy a property in 5-10 years' time.

Even if we were to drastically cut the intake of newcomers in all categories (which we actually haven't really decided to do yet), we're actually so far behind in terms of annual housing starts (relative to population increase) that I have no idea how we are going to get out of this.

We also now have millions of temporary foreign workers and bogus foreign students (see today's Globe and Mail) who for the most part are here to stay and are mismatched in terms of skills (ie - low) when it comes to the people we need to make our economy more competitive.

So basically, the risk of Canada ending up with a large permanent underclass of low-skilled people brought in from abroad to fill gaps, like exists in European countries like France and Germany, is extremely high now.

It's truly depressing because up until fairly recently Canada's immigration system was top of the class and indeed the envy of the world.

It was a bit part of what made us such a peaceable dominion because we picked people intelligently based on their odds of building themselves a piece of the good life here in Canada - which is what almost all of them did.

I am not as optimistic about the odds of the girls working at Tim Hortons or guys delivering Uber Eats right now, with how the economy is set to evolve.

And more generally, the growing gap in productivity and wealth between Canada and the US is also a big concern.

These are just a few things off the top of my head.
I think those are valid concerns. My doom and gloom comment was meant to be more of a moral booster. You, know, " Always look on the bright side of life ".

The housing issue is one that in part was created when the federal government got out of building new social housing.

That was the Conservatives in 1992, under Brian Mulroney. Since then under Conservative and Liberal governments nothing has changed.

So if government took it away, then government can put it back, if people make enough noise.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/sunday/fede...sing-1.6946376

As for immigration. Of course international students who come here under false pretences should be addressed.

I'm older than you. I've seen and heard various forms of this before. I think, in my unprofessional opinion, that it's natural for a father in his 50's ( going through the male " change " perhaps ) to be a little panicky and concerned for their children's future.

However I do understand that these are big issues, but kids pick up on your energy as you know. So hopefully you appear fairly positive around them.
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Old 01-18-2024, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I think those are valid concerns. My doom and gloom comment was meant to be more of a moral booster. You, know, " Always look on the bright side of life ".

The housing issue is one that in part was created when the federal government got out of building new social housing.

That was the Conservatives in 1992, under Brian Mulroney. Since then under Conservative and Liberal governments nothing has changed.

So if government took it away, then government can put it back, if people make enough noise.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/sunday/fede...sing-1.6946376

As for immigration. Of course international students who come here under false pretences should be addressed.

I'm older than you. I've seen and heard various forms of this before. I think, in my unprofessional opinion, that it's natural for a father in his 50's ( going through the male " change " perhaps ) to be a little panicky and concerned for their children's future.

However I do understand that these are big issues, but kids pick up on your energy as you know. So hopefully you appear fairly positive around them.
Well, I do tell them they'll have access to lots of great jobs! Which is true, due to the massive retirement of baby boomers and Gen Xers!
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Old 01-18-2024, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Well, I do tell them they'll have access to lots of great jobs! Which is true, due to the massive retirement of baby boomers and Gen Xers!
See! Now that wasn't that hard!
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Old 01-18-2024, 11:48 AM
 
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So basically, the risk of Canada ending up with a large permanent underclass of low-skilled people brought in from abroad to fill gaps
Canada is already there and so is the US
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Old 01-18-2024, 11:59 AM
 
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People keep saying that crime is down overall or even way down based on historical numbers but no one I know thinks their cities feel safer than they used to.

In Ottawa businesses like McDonald's on Rideau St. have closed down to too much violence and other unruly behaviour. This is not something one used to see in a city like Ottawa.

Perhaps there truly are fewer crimes being reported to or investigated by the police but general tension and a feeling of insecurity and also "incivility" (as they say in France) is definitely on the increase.

I could list off a series of "firsts" in terms of crime and other bad behaviour on the streets from my family and entourage in the past couple of years. In my case I am over 50 and for some reason almost all of the crime "firsts" in my life are bunched up in the last couple of years.
Another thing is people often only look at one thing. For example sex crimes are up in Canada, that hasn't declined at all. There is a lot more perversion out there these days.
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Old 01-18-2024, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I'm older than you. I've seen and heard various forms of this before. I think, in my unprofessional opinion, that it's natural for a father in his 50's ( going through the male " change " perhaps ) to be a little panicky and concerned for their children's future.
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So you're giving me a virtual andropause diagnosis from 5000 km away?
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Old 01-18-2024, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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So you're giving me a virtual andropause diagnosis from 5000 km away?
LOL

Not a serious case.
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Old 01-18-2024, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Australia is definitely in the Loony Bin when it comes to RE prices but probably not to the extent of Canada or, at least, some cities in Canada..

A friend of mine last year bought a house in the outskirt of Sydney (I do not remember exactly where, I'll ask him, I think is south of Bankstown), beautiful community, water view on a river park, he can cross the street and kayak away. bike trails everywhere, shops at walking distance and a train station close by. Size is in the mid 2000 sq/ft, one level, he has swimming pool, a lovely front patio, 2 car garage, etc...he paid a bit over 1 mil (I believe 1.1) and we are talking about Sydney, the economic engine of Australia. Forget these prices for a similar home in a comparable location in Vancouver.
Be interested to know where. Family member sold a house last year with similar features but no pool, $1.6million and had to pay $2.4 for a thirty year old house with a bit more space. Both twenty miles out of the city.
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Old 01-18-2024, 03:16 PM
 
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Be interested to know where. Family member sold a house last year with similar features but no pool, $1.6million and had to pay $2.4 for a thirty year old house with a bit more space. Both twenty miles out of the city.

I'll ask him next time we chat.
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