October 21st, 2017

In favour of age restrictions


By Letter to the Editor on June 7, 2017.

I want to express my displeasure at the potential removal of age restrictions in condo buildings. It appears this issue has gone to court over someone claiming that this restriction is discriminatory.

I feel there is nothing discriminatory over our senior population wanting to live amongst like minded and same lifestyle people. My choice to live in an age restricted building has nothing to do with discrimination towards younger people or families.I choose to live in a quieter, safer environment as well as most the other people here do too. We have worked hard for this lifestyle and no longer want kids running up and down hallways or taking over our pools or hot tubs with their friends. Not to mention other issues like safety. Lots of us seniors can no longer move quickly or wait for an elevator because kids are playing around on them. I love kids dearly, but at this point in my life I don’t feel that I have to live amongst them. I believe that is a right that I have, or is it not?

Is it getting to the point of one person complaining at the supreme court to make the rest of us have to adapt to their lifestyle? I feel it is my right to live how I choose, I have earned this right. They are violating my choice and there are enough buildings with playgrounds and family-friendly amenities to accommodate them and their needs better.

I think it is time for me to go to supreme court also to exercise my rights! I value my lifestyle that I have earned and am certainly going to make my voice heard loud and clear!

Jack Shkolny

Medicine Hat


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