JJ Ford

Articles by JJ Ford

fordsheehy2_farmUrban farming fight exposes gentrification, displacement, and colonization at core of Victoria City policy

with Jeanette Sheehy

This summer, the City of Victoria wanted to change the Official Community Plan (OCP) to undermine urban food production in favor of developers. The City wanted to prioritize condo development over growing food. Food and housing activists prevented it. Not-so-coincidently, this attempted change to the OCP targeted the section of the plan used by farmers, housing activists, and community members in 2015 when trying to oppose a Bosa/BlueSky high-end housing development in a low-income neighbourhood. (…)

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