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DonLever

Man Challenges Vancouver's Ban On Sleeping On The Streets

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we foresaw this happening when they closed down riverview to cut costs to fit budgets (or make bonuses/get good public opinion?). didn't matter that they'd offload the social cost to another area which taxpayers would still be responsible for - the police, the ERs and the courts.

mental health care costs just don't garner too much advocacy, publicity or good public opinion.

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If I was homeless I would commit petty crimes to I could go to jail.

Free food, free shelter, TV, showers, exercise, and it would give me time to possibly develop a skill that could help me out after I get out of the joint.

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If I was homeless I would commit petty crimes to I could go to jail.

Free food, free shelter, TV, showers, exercise, and it would give me time to possibly develop a skill that could help me out after I get out of the joint.

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And possibly get shanked because someone doesn't like they way you looked at them. It's no picnic in there.

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And possibly get shanked because someone doesn't like they way you looked at them. It's no picnic in there.

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Ya but pretty sure the lawyers aren't going to simply let us gather them up and put them into Riverview like facilities even if there was a sudden wellspring of money and political will.

So now what?

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In any society wealthy or not there will be a portion of the population that cares more about themselves than their children such that any amount of money tossed in the parents direction will simply result in more vice for the parents with no benefit to the child.

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I choose to be homeless, cause I don't like to work. I know not to sleep on overpasses or the streets and so do my homeless colleagues

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In a country that has below 6% unemployment , a massive injection of wealth from our "mining boom" , i consider it a crime that 18% of our children live in poverty .

The point of my original post was that there is a lot of BS rhetoric from politicians !

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Maybe if parents thought about the cost of raising a child before having it, the % for child poverty wouldn't be so high. I see people all the time that can barely financially support themselves deciding to have children

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And possibly get shanked because someone doesn't like they way you looked at them. It's no picnic in there.

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