Roughly tenÂ brightly colored cardboard fish were held by people standing on the steps on the Vancouver Art Gallery at lunch time Tuesday.The weather was more suitable to fish than to people, wet with puddles. But the sun appeared shortly after about 60 people gathered in front of the Art Gallery. They listened to speakers protesting the failure of organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics to make good on their promise to build social housing.
â€œWhile more than 2000 people are sleeping on our streets, the Vancouver Aquarium expansion is about to provide luxury homes to captive fish for $90 million. The fish arenâ€™t happy about it and neither are Vancouver residents.”
The Carnegie Action Project and the other groups which organized the protest, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users [VANDU] and Citywide Housing Coalition had one key demand: that government get to work right away and build 3,200 units of social housing.