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Letters: Homeless advocate Stratton accuses Mayor of flip-flopping



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‘Are you aware, Mayor Masters, that the typical life expectancy of a homeless particular person in Canada is 39 years?’ writes Florence Stratton.

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When Mayor Sandra Masters was asked in her Jan 31 year-end interview with the Chief-Put up what she has to say to folks that needed to handle homelessness, she responded: “I’m going to let you know that I cannot vote for it.”

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Mayor Masters, you already voted for it back in June within the movement that “full operational funding to resolve homelessness” be included as a line merchandise within the 2023 proposed finances,  handed unanimously at metropolis council.

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The day after that assembly, once you have been requested by CBC’s Morning Version what the importance was of creating ending homelessness a line merchandise, you mentioned: “I feel what now we have realized … is when the town involves the desk — whether or not that’s facilitation, co-ordination, some funding, bringing companions collectively — the province involves the desk, the federal authorities involves the desk. And so we’re hopeful.”

So, Mayor Masters, why the June to December flip-flop?

And what about your use of the time period “scope creep” in your end-of-year interview? Is that what you name addressing the wants of homeless individuals, our metropolis’s most weak residents? May the time period not apply extra aptly to the catalyst committee and the shiny new sports activities services it’s selling? And we haven’t even completed paying for Mosaic Stadium!

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Are you aware, Mayor Masters, that the typical life expectancy of a homeless particular person in Canada is 39 years? In different phrases, homelessness is a loss of life sentence..

Florence Stratton, Regina

Sea cans may very well be properties for homeless

There’s a particular homeless problem in our Canadian cities. My good friend had a wonderful concept to assist accommodate and even remedy the homeless scenario.

How about changing used delivery containers into single-family properties at a fraction of the price of setting up model new buildings or renovating outdated ones?  This concept can be extra palatable, cheaper and a problem for contractors, architects and engineers to provide you with a workable plan.  All that’s required is need and serviced, vacant land.

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Robert Moskal, Winnipeg

Sask. ought to concentrate on homeless disaster

It’s wonderful to me that now we have a provincial authorities with their heads buried so deeply within the sand. They unfold good cheer extensively by sending out $500 cheques across the province.

After which they discuss spending thousands and thousands on a marshals service and growing further choices for taxation. Do they not realize the need of the everyday citizens on this province?

Not too long ago, I’ve been studying prolonged articles within the newspaper concerning the dire straits that individuals in northern Saskatchewan are in relative to meals and shelter.

I imagine that a number of years in the past in Manitoba they have been constructing small homes and towing them as much as northern communities to assist handle prices and supply speedy shelter choices. Let’s present some compassion and ingenuity!

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Donna Flahr, Saskatoon


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