Vancouver: New Lesbian West End Residents Association Leader Talks Affordable Housing

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She’s the first female and gay president of the West End Residents Association. Christine Ackermann was elected at WERA’s annual general meeting last month.

“Affordable housing is always going to be number one on my list, as well as renters’ rights, especially in light of the news that came out on the weekend about the Seafield [apartment evictions],” she said. “…Because I identify as a lesbian, I’m definitely going to be looking at doing a little bit more work with the gay community in the West End.”

Ackermann wants to raise awareness about hate crimes and she’s keen to push for municipal electoral reform.

Full Story from The Vancouver Courier

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