No one should be poor, or homeless in Canada
The fact Burnaby does not have a homeless shelter does not sit right with me.
Homeless people often have numerous issues, and it’s not always as simple as just “bucking up.”
Some have drug addictions, some have multiple barriers to employment, or are too old, etc.
The problem with our city is not enough people seem to care; sympathy and compassion have faded with each passing generation.
Most think the homeless are parasites on the system and should get a job. Many homeless people have acquired low self-esteem, diseases and tooth decay as they aren’t in a position for proper self-care.
This in itself would make it hard to get a job.
Re-integrating them to become productive members of society, upping welfare rates and making sure no one is homeless should be our government’s top priority.
There is no excuse in Canada for anyone to be homeless or in poverty.