The Real Costs of the Olympics

In the last couple of months Vancouver has seen a lot of protest against the social and financial costs related to the Olympic Games (see No2010 and 2010Watch). Last week the PIVOT Legal Society and the Save Low Income Housing Coalition won a case against the owner a hotel in the Downtown Eastside who tried to illegally evict residents to house Olympic workers (Two small victories for housing campaign (Link removed - No longer exists)). A report issued by the Housing Table for the City of Vancouver -
Report of the Inner-City Inclusive Housing Table (in PDF) - calls for the protection of rental stock, a guarantee that people are not made homeless as a result of the Games, nor are they involuntarily displaced, evicted or facing unreasonable rent increases as a result of the Games.