Mayor Banman this week struck a Task Force to solve homelessness in Abbotsford made up of the people who spent between six and ten years ensuring the homeless problem in Abbotsford was not solved.
Headed by John Smith, who famously instructed Pastor Christoph Reiners to stop feeding homeless people and announced to the world that Bob Rich’s cops would soon bbegin dealing with the homeless men and women who lived downtown, the Task Force has all the usual suspects including the Abbotsford Police Department, the Mennonite Central Committee and the Abbotsford Christian Leaders Network among other service providers and individuals who have perpetuated the business of poverty and refused treatment or assistance to those with mental health, addiction and alcohol dependance.
Absent from the Banman’s Task Force is the only councillor to have had the courage to ask tough questions of the City of Abbotsford on issues like the Abbotsford Homeless Crisis and the City’s financial problems.
Walter Neufeld is known for his advocacy work as president of the FVRD Citizens Association and his work against the gravel industry lobby.
He also founded a group called ‘Men on Roofs’. The full name of the group is ‘Men on Roofs ask Canadian politicians to stop filching our democracy’ and they are sponsoring a series of politically charged images aimed at Canadian politicians.
Today Media regularly publishes his satirical vignettes.
Walter’s latest project is a group called ‘woMen on Roofs – Fools in office’
*Walter Neufeld was born and raised in Abbotsford. He manages a development company operating in BC and in Alberta. Walter has been a critic of the provincial government’s dysfunctional Mines Act for about 12 years. Neufeld is the president of the Fraser Valley Regional District Citizens Association (FVRDCA). Most recently, he’s critiqued both Honourable Randy Hawes and the gravel industries Aggregate Pilot Project which he believes to be a harmful private production document .