Protecting Misery on Main Street: Pulling the Sheets Off Vancouver’s “Carnegie Gang”
The Carnegie Gang control the public board of the Carnegie Community Centre, the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), the City of Vancouver’s DTES Local Area Plan Committee, the Downtown East “newspaper” and the Carnegie Newsletter. They also control some of the staff positions for this year’s Heart of the City Festival. If there is a government funded initiative, you will find a Carnegie Gang member somewhere in the mix. Their strength, control and influence over this neighbourhood cannot be matched in any other part of Vancouver.
Over the past eight months the Gazette has been highlighting the activities of the Carnegie Gang. But this Halloween you will be on your own. Be careful – the Carnegie Gang is out there.
Illustration for the Gazette by IFM61.