Sunday, December 21, 2008


A tragedy happened on a Vancouver street the other day. Tracey, a street person, burnt to death trying to keep warm. She rejected a bed in the local shelter because they wouldn't allowed her cart inside. Leaving it outside means losing her entire worldly possession, what little she had.

The Globe and Mail reported this tragedy on Saturday, December 20. The report, however, appeared right next to a Royal De Versailies ad, advertising diamond rings. I find this very ironic in that we are seeing the two extremes of Canadian society. One of these rings is worth how many times Tracey's entire worldly possession?

Was this intended or just an accident on the Globe and Mail's part?

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