LETTER: Who has rights?

The B.C. Drug War Survivors – how do Abbotsford taxpayers become responsible?

The  B.C. Drug War Survivors – how do Abbotsford taxpayers become responsible? How are they responsible for supporting the rest of Canada? They need to be returned to their hometowns. This can be done by the police transporting them at little cost during their daily routine.  The coast towns and the B.C. government cannot support them all.

Our town looks worse than a Third World country with their mess and fences. The problem will only become larger, so every municipality has to look after their own.

The lawyers will say they have rights, but it appears the taxpayer has no rights. We cannot refuse to pay the increase in our taxes created by supporting them. That huge bill council imposed already hasn’t solved anything. They never intended to move from Gladys Avenue and will not.  These people will not move out of the parks each day either as the court ordered. They will leave their needles and garbage in the parks for little children to pick up.

The Salvation Army kitchen has to be removed also. It is the cause of these people wanting to stay outside and be free in Jubilee Park and then along Gladys Avenue.

This problem is going to increase as our young people move into harder drugs after the government legalizes cannabis.

These people had the same opportunity as we did to become responsible, tax-paying citizens.

Anne Holmes