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Poor Cannuck- and poor Johnny too- and Hoid as well- they read through my posts seeking any flaw in the argument- any hook by which they may hang me- and they fail so badly that their only recourse is a despairing whine: "too boring to read"! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Here is an article illustrating that LIE-berals are far more interested in fancy signs and labels than they are in actually fixing problems! With some comments of my own in brackets):
LEVY: City's homeless shelters to get pricey make over.
By Sue-Ann Levy. Published: March 4, 2018. Updated: March 4, 2018 12:49 PM EST
Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Toronto & GTA.
The city's Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral Centre (SHARC) -- aka the 'Homeless Hilton -- on Peter St. The addition to the shelter system cost $11.5 million -- 100% over budget. Ernest Doroszuk, Toronto Sun
Just when I thought the city’s shelter brass couldn’t get more divorced from reality, emerges their “vision” for a homeless shelter make over.
The new Homeless Services Model — aka Shelter Utopia — was presented last week by a cast of bureaucrats from the city’s social development/housing portfolio and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), including two presenters for the city, Mary-Anne Bedard and Costanza Allevato, who each earned more than $150,000 in 2016.
(LIE-berals and their civil service union Hog allies are working hard to distract us from various LIE-beral failings! First they do NOT want to discuss the soaring numbers of illegals clogging our welfare system at the invitation of Our idiot Boy! Second they do not want to discuss the reality of mental health- that the great majority of crazy people being shot by cops have WALKED AWAY from treatment! Richard Kashcar- the guy who stole a snow plow and later ran over and killed a police sergeant is typical of the broken LIE-beral system! Kashcar HAD checked himself into a mental health facility as the voices in his head grew ever louder- and then got bored and wandered off- as he was legally allowed to do! Later that night he went to a homeless shelter but then wandered away again- BAREFOOT in the snow- till he found the plow! Until LIE-berals ORDER a more stringent definition of when a doctor can HOLD a patient due to them being a danger to themselves or others- these little LIE-beral mandated mental health disasters WILL CONTINUE!)
It isn’t enough that Mayor John Tory and council have already voted to spend $213-million over the next three years to create 880 more shelter beds — or nearly $243,000 per bed/cot — without really knowing whether this very expensive Band-Aid will be needed or who exactly is using Toronto’s shelters- I’m referring to the influx of refugees and people from outside of Toronto.
(The ugly reality is that LIE-berals and their civil service union Hog allies DO NOT WANT to tell us where the homeless come from! \they do not want to admit there is an entire sub economy of people who simply cannot afford Toronto rents and they certainly DO NOT want to talk about the swarms of illegals that LIE-berals are collecting in the same deranged fashion as the local crazy cat lady collects her strays! AND with no better plan than the cat lady how to manage all those strays either!)
Or that — as noted by Kira Heinick, of the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness — the homeless system is “very disorganized and scattered” with four intake systems in place that don’t talk to each other.
Surely to goodness, our homeless brass would want to correct that problem and possible duplication before embarking on a campaign to build more shelters and to give the whole system portfolio a makeover.
(UH- if govt is paying for this then shouldn’t govt GIVE ORDERS- cooperate or be cut off? Surely the least they can do is report when their beds are full? But they do NOT want to admit how often beds are left empty- we have had this argument before- Hogs are “empire building” and do not cooperate with non union people!)
As I reported last week, this new model will come with a pricey name change. Consulting firm Strategic Retreats has been hired for $60,000 to come up with name options, something social justice-like no doubt.
Allevato told the committee that in addition to the 21 potential shelter sites to be created throughout the city between 2018 and 2020, they intend to “change the public conversation about homelessness.”
For those often poorly informed neighbourhoods where city officials plunk new shelters without much warning or consultation — creating a crisis of the city’s own making — we heard that the homeless bureaucrats paid Public Progress- whose principal is long-time lobbyist Bruce Davis- a tidy $12,000 to engage the public to find out how to better engage the public.
(Govt is spending money to “change the public conversation about homeless”? Does this mean we should not be worried about bed bugs being left behind on public library chairs or other public spaces any more? Should not be worried about drug addicts and their discarded needles littering our streets and alleys? Should not be repulsed by public defecation? Should not be bothered by lines of pan handlers? Should not be worried about things like petty theft- and also not so petty theft from homes and businesses? What would govt tell that pet store owner who got driven out of business by persistent thieves in early 2018? Should we not be worried to let our kids walk freely near group homes containing who knows what manner of criminals because govt considers us guilty of invasion of privacy to even ASK who might be in there? Gee- $12 grand to find out what govt ALREADY KNOWS we don’t like because its been shouted at them in so many town hall meetings? What a BARGAIN!)
I kid you not.
The new shelter model itself, according to Bedard, will involve developing individualized service plans for each homeless client that are based on an assessment of their needs.
(Certainly an illegal who does not speak any English and lacks educational qualifications will require different handling than a drug addict; and the person in desperate need of mental health treatment that they will not be getting will need different handling again!)
(And it does not help that LIE-beral loving loonie leftist news media feel the need to provide grossly biased coverage! Media provided major coverage of some guy being arrested by cops in a subway station and whined over how the cops treated the poor homeless guy! Yet they did not mention that the guy had been at the station for hours- ramapging up and down talking to himself and scaring TTC customers- then demanding money and trying to grab purses and wallets- oh the horror that cops would be called for a public NUISANCE! Our homeless “crisia” has been made by LIE-berals who refuse to tend honestly to THEIR problems! )
She spoke of a new “wraparound system” in which clients are provided income, housing, social and health supports- the latter provided by the often dysfunctional LHINs. Employment supports were also mentioned, but that seemed to be an afterthought.
(Income for homeless? I thought welfare was only available for those who had an actual address- so what income will be provided? Unless of course we are referring to the illegals WHO ARE entitled to welfare until such time as they find a job, or have their refugee hearing concluded, or when HELL freezes over? And that IS the big problem- LIE-beral immigration policy that actually prefers unskilled people who cannot function here!)
(Ugly reality suggest that shameless vote buying LIE-berals will despair of ever dealing swiftly with the back log of illegals and simply grant a blanket amnesty to their “stray cat” collection- just in time for the 2019 election when the former illegals can pay back LIE-berals with votes! LIE-berals cling to power at ANY PRICE! After all- LIE-berals have already told us they see no reason why illegals should not be allowed to vote in the places where they “live”!)
Bedard also told the committee that at the five sites they intend to pilot with this model in the next year, the worker-client ratio will be 1 to 20, respectively, to ensure each client is provided “more intensive case management.”
(Would this “more intensive case management” be in response to a recent nasty news article illustrating that case workers basically DO NOTHING for clients?)
The actual shelters, she said, will be built using the latest in environmental design and green standards, will be “attractive,” will have health care and wellness rooms as well as single, double and quadruple occupancy for the homeless clients instead of dorm rooms.
(And what is a wellness room? Is it a costly place for addicts to shoot up in comfort maybe? A place that is easy to clean with no place for bed bugs to hide? Or is it a place with close proximity to safe rooms and doors with strong locks so crazy people can be closed away so they will not hurt staff or other inmates- until cops arrive to shoot them since there is no way in hell crazy folks are getting real treatment under LIE-beral govt?)
She told the committee’s councillors — most of them leftists and happy to spend, spend, spend — that once they find a location for a particular shelter and make nice-nice with the surrounding community, they’ll form “embrace” committees so that residents and shelter clients can hold hands and get along- the latter my words, not hers.
As she spoke of this new homeless utopia, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, namely the cost. Then Bedard slipped in the following: “The transformation will occur over time and will require some additional commitment of funds.”
No kidding. But of course they have no clue how much that “additional commitment” will be or how many more staff will be needed to get to the 1-20 worker to client ratio. When I asked Patricia Anderson, spokesman for the shelter, support and housing department, she said the per diem for the new shelter model will be $105 per client per day but was not able to provide much more information.
(So at $105 per day- a single homeless person will cost $38,325 per year- not including any court costs for various offenses like the loon recently arrested for harassing TTC customers at the subway! Not including medical costs for fentanyl over doses and syringes and such!
Of course, that doesn’t include all the capital expenditures to build these new utopian shelters. I’ll just mention one thought: The $11.5-million Homeless Hilton on Peter St. that went 100% over budget.
But in the end the real issue is why?
Yes, emergency shelters could be improved and, yes, the homeless people in them don’t get the necessary supports, including a hand-up to help find employment. I’ve heard horror story after horror story.
But these shelters are supposed to be a stop-gap measure only. Instead of making this transformation into the Second Coming, why not simply get the city’s shelter workers to do a better job of fulfilling their mission — that is, move clients towards independence?
But of course at City Hall, it’s far easier to reinvent the wheel.
Slevy at postmedia
(All this is to illustrate that Canada does things differently than other countries! We Cdns let our leaders collect illegals like crazy cat ladies rounding up strays- while over in Israel, their govt is giving away FREE MONEY to any illegal who voluntarily leaves the country! Illegals who refuse to leave Israel got shoved on a plane and sent away empty handed! Who votes for that policy to be adopted here too? Oh- wait- 80 percent of Cdns have ALREADY stated they want to see deportations of trespassers- starting NOW!)