Addressing the urgent needs of people living in poverty is essential - and a moral responsibility. John Horgan's BC NDP will help by immediately:
A BC Green government will:
This is a many-faceted problem. There are issues from broken homes, drug addictions, mental health and just plain hard luck. Some lack job skills or communication skills. Some have formed habits and prefer tent cities to the rules and disciplines in more formal shelters. Again, we should be addressing mental health issues, providing suitable safe shelters and helping people get on their feet.
Homeless accommodation will be provided at CAMH and all of its Regional Annexes, as well as at Riverview Hospital, with an initial focus on those homeless who are concurrently suffering addiction and mental health issues. These people need to be immediately taken off the streets where they cannot attack students in schools, private citizens on our streets, and other short term residents of homeless shelters, nor abuse citizen or visitor pedestrians in our cities.