In the past week, two newspaper stories should have caught the attention of Canadians.
(1) Canada’s immigration Minister announced he would be bringing hundreds of alleged slaves from Libya to Canada. and
(2) A homeless Edmonton man was found frozen to death on a street there last Sunday.
The decision to take slaves from Libya inevitably implies that Trudeau and his immigration Minister believe that giving Canada’s resources to stop slavery in Libya and solving problems in far-off countries is morally superior and far more “romantic” than alleviating homelessness in Canada.
In keeping with their decision, both Trudeau and Hussen are once again strutting around Canada like roosters in a barnyard, waiting for praise from the UN and its Canadian supporters.
The problem is that the frozen man is far from alone and his situation is far more dire and in need of Canadian attention than that of alleged black slaves from Libya.
According to the Advocacy Centre for Tenants in Ontario, 35,000 Canadians are homeless on a given night. Ironically, Canadians see very few foreigners sleeping on Canadian streets. In fact, reports have stated over and over that most foreigners classified as refugees are being housed in hotels and shelters–all paid for by Canadians.
Let’s illustrate the crassness of Trudeau and Hussen : At a recent town hall gathering in Alberta, a veteran asked Trudeau for a decent pension for veterans. Trudeau told the veteran that his government could not afford such pensions.
After now hearing about hundreds of slaves from Libya being brought here, the veteran is undoubtedly asking the following question : If you can’t afford a decent pension for veterans who have served Canada, how can you afford to spend millions of dollars on slaves who have never given anything to Canada?
In other words, what kind of perverts does Canada have in the offices of the PM and the Immigration Minister?
Furthermore, why are thousands of other politicians not speaking up about this most recent perversion in Canada’s priorities?
The continued treachery of Trudeau, Hussen and other members of Canada’s political class is outrageous. In most sane countries, Trudeau, Hussen and other political imitators would be twisting in the wind. Trudeau in particular, has done untold damage to Canada. A bag of compost at Canadian Tire has more value than him and his willing Canadian imitators.
Below, We present some facts about homelessness in Canada.
FACTS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA, PARTICULARLY ONTARIO :
(1) 35,000 Canadians are homeless on a given night.
(2) At least 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year.
(3) The number of adults 55+ years old experiencing homelessness is rising—-—a combined 24% of shelter users.
(4) 28-34% of the shelter population is Indigenous
(5) People on social housing waiting lists are at higher risk of homelessness. The 2016 Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association NPHA waiting lists survey reported that 171,360 households were on social housing waiting lists in Ontario as of the end of December 2015.
(6) The State of Homelessness report says that the annual cost of homelessness to the Canadian economy is $7.05 billion dollars.
(7) Preventing eviction is often the most effective way to prevent homelessness. A survey of more than 200 tenants accessing Tenant Duty Counsel Program ((TDCP) services in Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton found that 2 out of 3 tenants Page 3 surveyed had been homeless in the past.
(8) The eviction of vulnerable tenants into homelessness is a systemic problem . A diversion program at the Landlord and Tenant Board, similar to diversion programs in the criminal justice system, would serve to prevent evictions into homelessness by connecting tenants and landlords with necessary supports.
(1) In early 2008, a team of independent academic researchers working with the Centre For Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) at Simon Fraser University released a study pegging the province-wide total at 15,000 homeless. https://www.mhinnovation.net/organisations/centre-applied-research-mental-health-and-addiction-simon-fraser-university(2) The SFU study found that it costs at least $55,000 a year to service a homeless person on the streets. A more comprehensive estimate conducted for the Calgary Homeless Foundation concluded that the total cost was $135,000 per person, per year.
(3) To put those figures in context, consider this: If there are 10,000 homeless people in British Columbia, and if each costs taxpayers a median of $100,000 a year, then British Columbia taxpayers are spending a billion dollars a year to maintain street homelessness.
(4) You might be shocked at what Sue — one single homeless person from a Metro Vancouver city– can cost taxpayers.
(5) In 2007, Sue spent 63 days in hospital and 196 days in a shelter. Police were called to deal with her more than 340 times, mostly because of mental illness issues. She was also on probation, spent time in a pre-trial centre and received income assistance.
(6) That brings the grand total for one year for Sue to a staggering $171,000. According to the province, the average costs of services for a person living on the streets is around $56,000. “That’s a huge cost to the community of doing nothing,”