From Fred Thiessen on the issue of homelessness and how Abbotsford is choosing to deal with it.
“At the best of times, society struggles with how to deal with those with addiction and untreated mental illness. When the price of street drugs is plummeting (making them readily available) and when treatment resources are being cut in favour of so-called law-and-order approaches, as is currently the case, the challenge is that much greater.”
““Vancouver’s success in bringing down overdose deaths is important to note,” he said, while stressing that harm reduction is just one part of a larger strategy that includes treatment, rehabilitation and, of course, housing.”
A must read for those at City Hall who favour a law and order approach to homelessness.
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