Linda Toews writes: “It would be easy for me to say “I give up” and decide not to care anymore because it hurts too much to see how our city (of which I am less and less proud to be a citizen) is treating these people. But I can’t stop caring and reading the news and following the stories and doing my very small part to try to help – how can we do more? What can we do? Who will listen to those of us who have roofs over our heads, full bellies and all of our security and physical needs met? ABBOTSFORD – we need a revolution of those of us who are taxpayers to be letting city hall know that we are most displeased and expect that our city will try to do better in this situation. So fed up with this bull****!!!!! When is the next council meeting? Can we organize a peaceful protest/demonstration (I no longer believe that a delegation speaking to this council can accomplish anything. If these people cannot speak for themselves, it is our obligation to speak for them. Who is with me????”
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Councillor Dave Loewen kindly sent me the websites for Provincial and municipal responsibilities.
It appears, we are all mistaken, homelessness is a provincial
problem and thereby let’s the City of Abbotsford off the hook.
So, I quess, if you are homeless, you are a provincial problem not
a municipal problem.
Then, why are the homeless being shuffled around by the municipality?
I suggest the homeless move onto the old MSA site land, since it is provincial land…perhaps, the province will, then, deal with the issue of a permanent homeless campsite, if it is not on municipal land.