Just my observation, but many of the homeless are mentially ill.
Yes, agreed - and you can thank the Socreds for that.... (of whom I was once a member, and quit in disgust). I dont know how old you are, but I rembember when they closed Tranquille Institution, here in Kamloops because it was going to take a pile of money to bring that old set of buildings up to standard. They just released
all but the worst, put them in hastily-organized "halfway-homes" that werent prepared for them - shipped the worst-off to Riverview, near Vancouver.
The friggin' NDP
did absolutely NOTHING to make it better, in their 8 or 9 years.... it had become the "flavour of the day" by then....
And don't expect THIS falsely-named
"Liberal" Gov't to do anything about it......
LET ME GIVE YOU ONE MORE
reason to sleep badly tonight folks - at least those of you who are over 40, maybe 45 or so..... WE are loosely called the "Baby-Boomers". I have an unpleasant fact for you to ponder, especially if you are MUCH past 40!
Statistically! You have more BEHIND YOU, than you do in FRONT!
Now, in just a few short decades, you - YES, YOU! - may find that you can't get around too well anymore, cant THINK too well anymore, can't fix many decent meals, have trouble looking after your house and yard, have a poor relationship with your kids (that's if you HAVE KIDS!)
SO WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO GO?????
And as I have found out in the last few years, because of my aged parents - Provincial Governments
, who are in charge of such things, have done NEXT TO NOTHING about the growing problem.
And do not kid yourself - it grows larger ever day, now that all the "kids" born after World War II ended.... become 60.... now 65... then 70. I have not seen a Government YET, that is looking ahead to this problem...... Be afraid - be very afraid.
THAT, I predict, will become a HUGE Social issue in the next 10 to 20 years, if nothing is done. Of course, something WILL be done - for one pragmatic reason.... whatever the "culture", OLD PEOPLE VOTE!
SO, by the way - Guess who gets to pick up the tab, when the Government finally get off their asses?