Thursday, 12 July 2012
Now, I recall living near a lane like the number 2 worse lane while in the North End. It was a brute - seemingly unchangeable - fact of life that roads would be pot-hole infested and worn as hell.
Eadie's done a great service by making the concerns of the North End visible to a larger audience via video. In many ways, the neighbourhoods' concerns are invisible due to a combination of less political power (the residents are poorer and voter turnout is low) and geographic segregation. The downtown, while possessing many neighbourhoods with low voter turnout, high poverty, and rampant social problems is at least close enough to well to do areas to warrant considerable media attention.
All in all I wish Eadie luck in empowering this often forgotten part of Winnipeg.