Surrey: The city of Surrey yesterday passed a by law restricting construction of over-size houses in a residential area of Surrey. This area is around The Khalsa School on 69th avenue and 124th street. The city council held a meeting yesterday after the neigbourhood appealed to restrict construction of big houses in order to maintain the beauty and heritage of the area.
However, the Indo-Canadian community wasn't too happy with the decision. Big houses are usually built by Indo-Canadians, therefore, the decision was seen as one preventing Indo-Canadians from buying houses in the nighbourhood. A lot of community members even made it a discrimination issue.
Mayor Dianne Watts said that the decision has got nothing to do with trying to prevent Indo-Canadians from buying houses in the area. A group of people want to preserve the beauty and heritage of their neighbourhood and they have a right to do so, she added.
Precisely, these people have a right to preserve whatever they want. But, in my opinion, people have a right to build super duper houses, if they wish to. In whatever case, it should not be made a discrimination or racism issue. Lets move over racism and start looking at things from a different angle and a different perspective.