OTTAWA - The Conservative government is getting high marks from a non-profit group that fights homelessness, as an estimated 30,000 people sleep on Canada's streets each night.At a conference on homel...
REGINA - An Albertan who is helping lead the charge to eliminate homelessness in Calgary is imploring Regina to take action before the cost of doing so increases exponentially.A Tuesday afternoon sess...
"I come here more as an imposter than a role model, I've not accepted my share of the burden, and that's going to change starting right now." The above quote is from Frank McKenna, as he addressed the...
Social housing must be a priority -- it is a moral duty and for the homeless, it is a fiscally responsible move to prevent the increased costs for healthcare and law enforcement associated with homelessness. Mixed-income -- where the poor are not isolated -- is essential to prevent ghettoization.
The Harper Conservatives have turned their backs on facts-based policy -- on research, data, and reality -- in favour of ideology to a degree not seen in decades in federal Canadian policy-making. There are seemingly countless examples of policies that are unreasonable -- downright illogical -- often followed by attempts to demonize, even stifle, dissenting voices.
Cutting programs that help the poor may be politically expedient, but it is not morally right, and fiscally can have disastrous consequences. The commitment of poverty reduction is not seen from the current Alward government.