Little to no remedies or solutions for the residents of Abbotsford at the very bottom our city's ladder have been realized or developed. The proposed solutions, the reports, and dialogue regarding the most marginalized continually seems to fall on deaf ears. It is not easy, but it is imperative that real hard actions be taken.
The wrong approach to poverty reduction is to ignore the problem, letting the ideological conceit that a rising tide lifts all boats obscure the hard reality that many Canadians have no boat -- or access to anyone who has ever had a boat. The answer is automatic top-ups for those who fall beneath the poverty line.