Vancouver Riots 2011
June 21, 2011 by USA Post
Vancouver Riots 2011, The 2011 Stanley Cup riot will end up being four to 10 times more expensive than similar uprising that shook the city in 1994, the business community says. Bills related to structural damage, broken glass and lost material is still being counted, but the idea is that the costs will be much higher this time because of the magnitude of the chaos after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final last week.
The riots of 1994 focused mainly on Robson Street, but the violence this year covered a much wider area of?? The city core. Theft and damage in the riots of 1994 had over 500,000 y.
As for 2011? “It surprised me and was about 4 – or 5-and millions,” said Wynne Powell, president and CEO of Medicinal Products in London on Monday.
The large retail store at Granville and Georgia venerable estimated its cost at up to 700,000 and – divided almost equally between damage to the store and the loss of values.
Mr. Powell described the loss of high-end cameras, computer equipment and other items as “a sale of San Esteban people who have no money” and said his company has, through its security system, transmitted 200 images discrete theft suspects to the Vancouver police to help in your research.
The council, police and insurance industry officials in Vancouver, said Monday it was too early to provide specific estimates of damage, but others were not so reserved.
Captain Gabe Roder, a spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department said the department provides the first estimates a cost of 500,000 and includes 14 vehicles on fire, and trashcans and dumpsters on fire, but does not include looting and broken glass.
He said the total property damage of the riots would be “substantially” greater than, suggesting the estimated pre-announced in an interview with The Globe and Mail was only a “percentage” of the total bill.
Charles Gauthier, executive director of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, said the forecast and 2 million cost in some media seemed a bit low given the greater number of companies affected as in 1994.
Bob Glass, president of the Downtown Vancouver Association, which represents a mix of commercial and residential components, said a major challenge for retailers has been the loss of summer stock, such as clothing, that may not be easily replaced, because suppliers have moved to the fall line.
He said that calculates the return loss at a total estimated cost of 3 million and 4 million.
In addition, he said, many companies lacked the proper insurance for the riots. Some members receive compensation insurance for broken windows, but not the loss of values. “That’s the big devastating problem,” he said. “Nobody expected this.”
Attorney Marcus Vesley, litigation partner at the firm of Lawson Lundel Vancouver, said that those seeking compensation of young people who participated in the riots against the opportunities and challenges.
Many young people have no assets to compensate, he said, so his parents could be targeted in the courts. In British Columbia, the Law on Parental Responsibility makes it easier for people to recover from the parents and to 10,000 in damages caused by their children.
“If parents are responsible will be made specific and depend on each individual child and what parents did or did not do,” he said. Mr. Vesley said he doubted that parents would be liable if a child had “normal” without a history of negative behavior and sent the children’s center.
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