|Olivia Chow with Khomeinist hatemonger Zafar Bangash|
...Tom Clement, head of the Co-operative Housing Association of Ontario, told [Toronto Star reporter] Kerr he knew of no other family with their income living in the province’s 500-plus co-ops.
In terms of how rents in the Hazelburn Co-op compared to the surrounding community, a prominent Globe and Mail journalist told the Star he was paying $690 a month for a two-bedroom apartment in an area where the going rate was $1,100.
Based on the premise families should pay no more than 30% of their income on rent, Kerr observed, a family of five or six with an annual income of $40,000 to $50,000 would have been able to carry the $800-a-month apartment, Chow and Layton were occupying.
Layton was troubled by all this. He told Kerr he had struggled with his conscience about staying in the apartment.
For that reason, 17-19 months after moving into the three-bedroom apartment with Chow, he had, either as of January or March, 1990 (media accounts at the time vary), begun paying a $325-a-month “voluntary surcharge” — the only tenant to do so — to offset their portion of the mortgage subsidy from the federally-funded Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp...
I've been saying Olivia Chow is lying when denying having lived in a subsidized co-op. But maybe not. Maybe it has to do with a loss of mental acuity since afflicted with serious health issues?
UPDATE: Olivia Chow's flack Warren Kinsella happened on this post and became so incensed, he decided to write some lies about me.