Vancouver Mayor Philip Owen is quoted offering his support for a redevelopment plan of Woodward’s that includes social housing, and committing City staff to repairing the relationship between Fama Holdings and the provincial government. The statements made by Mayor Owen were in response to Fama’s decision to end its deal with the provincial government the week before. Fama complained that the negotiation was taking too long, and that they would rather build a development with only market-priced condos and retail space. Names mentioned in this article include Mayor Philip Owen, Kassem Aghtai (Fama Holdings Ltd), Premier Glen Clark, Margaret Green (Woodward’s Co-op Community Group).