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On Tuesday, City Council adopted my motion “Ending Homelessness During a Pandemic: Calling for Immediate Action From the Provincial and Federal Governments.” Like many of you, I’m frustrated and angered with the growing homelessness, mental health and addictions crises that have quickly exacerbated under the pressure of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The system was broken before this started and now the suffering is even more alarming.
This past meeting of City Council was the first opportunity since the declaration of emergency was called by the Mayor on March 23 for me to formally move such a motion. For those who have been following the housing crisis, my motion will come as no surprise, as I have been urgently calling for an intergovernmental emergency response to end homelessness for the past three years.