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Opinion: Gentrification helps everyone, be it in St-Henri, HoMa or elsewhere..

December 29, 2016


In recent months, some shops in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and St-Henri have been vandalized and looted. The apparent motivation behind these criminal acts was to denounce gentrification — the process by which run-down areas are renovated by middle-class families and young professionals who move in.

The fear is that as this happens, poorer individuals will be displaced. In fact, though, gentrification is a tool for improving the living standards of everyone, including the poor.

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