Sunday, March 9, 2008
Statistics Canada tells us that the BC economy is booming, the provincial government tables a surplus budget, and employers complain of labour shortage but we are seeing more homeless people wondering our streets. Vancouver's winter is mild when compared to the rest of the country but there is the persistent rain.
Why can't we provide shelters for those who need it? Is it because as a rule they don't vote so the politicians don;t need to take their interests seriously? Is it because they don't run for office therefore have nobody to represent them and to fight for their rights?
In two years time when the Winter Olympics come to town will the government, provincial and municipal, get them off the street by busing them off to another part of the province, out of sight out of mind?