STREET NO PLACE FOR MENTALLY ILL
With all the concerns here about the homeless lets go back to how governments augmented the volume of these unfortunates. I the past many provincial governments decided that mental hospitals were costing too much and I know a number were blown up and now there is no place to treat the mentally ill, as regular hospitals only can handle them for a few days and so they are out on the street. These unfortunate people are not stupid, as many believe , and became capable of learning to live on the street.
Another thing government entities have and are doing is diminishing support for sheltered work enterprises and I toured a number years ago and was amazed at some of the things theses people were doing; not only that they were so proud of their work. Inflicted or handy capped but not stupid out on their own they have learned how to live on our streets and we do not like it.
I will speak to this topic to a group if asked.
John A Mc Donald