Class Hits Stratford

The CBC reports that residents in Stratford — Charlottetown’s very own Mississauga — are up in arms because their neighbourhood might become infected with something they call “entry level housing.” I think that’s code for “poor people.”

My mind boggles when I read things like this:

“It’s not going to end up with these retirement couples and the single-family dwellings,” said Lori Nelson, who helped organize the meeting.
“That’s not what it’s going to be. It’s going to end up in crime, and everything else. So, I’m very opposed to it. And I’m afraid for my kids.”

In other words, if you’re not old or in a family, well, you get the picture.

Reactionary statements like these cause for some sort of social class education strike force.