Letter: Support for artist

Re: “Kicked Out of Inner Harbour,” March 10-16

Re: “Kicked Out of Inner Harbour,” March 10-16

Mr. Lewis is not alone in his difficulty with the GVHA. For a few years I was a busker at the Inner Harbour. For the first while (before the GVHA came on the scene), the Inner Harbour was essentially a self-regulating/self-policing community. As soon as the GVHA arrived, the whole place changed. Threats to remove assorted artists from the causeway started to come fast and furious. These threats seemed to be based upon whether an artist or performer expressed objections to the GVHA’s policies; if you were a good boy, and did what you were told, you were OK. However, if you dared to voice objections to their heavy-handed, bullying tactics, the push to force you off the Causeway was on. P.S. I should point out that after two years of dealing with the GVHA, and expecting fair and respectful treatment, I finally gave up, and much to my chagrin and loss of income, I left the causeway.

Chris Trygg, Victoria

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