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Author(s): Eric Latimer, James McGregor, Christian Methot, Alison Smith
Publication Date: 2016
On March 24, 2015, 537 volunteers and 18 street workers took to Montreal’s streets, subway stations and part of its underground city, looking for homeless people and asking them to respond to a short survey. They also went into shelters. On March 25 and 26, 125 volunteers visited day centres and soup kitchens with the same purpose. From April to June a research team contacted shelters, transitional housing providers, hospitals, provincial detenti...
Author(s): Carey Doberstein, Alison Smith
Organization: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 2015
Not the draconian character that many homelessness activists feared, Stephen Harper has a mixed record on homelessness and affordable housing. On one hand, he unexpectedly came to support evidence-based policy innovations such as Housing First, and is encouraging local communities to gather better data on the chronically homeless population through a nationally coordinated point-in-time count in January 2016. On the other hand, and more important...