KatTheCanuckistan
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Full time student, Full time procrastinator. Future Lawyer, Writer, or just all-around awkward question asker.

KatTheCanuckistan is definately procrastinating.
May 6 KatTheCanuckistan commented on Privatizing the Clearing of Homeless Encampments.
@ 24

Then maybe you should be pushing your elected representatives - at all levels of government - to deal with the root causes of homelessness and substance abuse.
May 6 KatTheCanuckistan is definately procrastinating.
May 6 KatTheCanuckistan commented on Privatizing the Clearing of Homeless Encampments.
Long term, it would be cheaper to provide the services needed to get people off the street and into stable housing.

What's going to happen in a month or two when the camps pop up again? Is the city going to shell out another $80/hr per employee to this company?

How much is this going to cost over the year?
What a waste of public resources.
Mar 8 KatTheCanuckistan commented on Lorena González: Building a Fence Around the “Jungle” Is Just as Counter-Productive as a Border Wall with Mexico.
@3 Exactly

The only way to solve the problem(s) long term is to deal with the root causes of homelessness -namely mental health and addictions issues, and a lack of affordable housing.

But, in all fairness to politicians, that's more difficult than building a fence
Feb 24 KatTheCanuckistan commented on Seattle Is Somewhere Between Vancouver BC and San Francisco.
@1 AFAIK the average income in Vancouver is between 50k-60k

Not that it makes a difference, you can't afford a $400k one bedroom condo on that, or a 2 million dollar house.

And housing in the suburbs isn't much better (don't even get my started on rent)
Feb 23 KatTheCanuckistan commented on I, Anonymous.
I think the comment was in response to the (very common) believe that a woman doing anything sexual in public place is up for random sex, in general.
Nov 25, 2015 KatTheCanuckistan commented on WA State Representative Who Made Islamophobic Comments Laughs at Democratic Spokesperson's Lebanese Surname.
The fact that some politicians are incapable of acting like grown-ups is hardly surprising.

Nov 23, 2015 KatTheCanuckistan commented on Fifteen Photos from the Dueling Refugee Rallies in Olympia on Friday.
Does one of those signs actually suggest deporting Inslee?

So, the far right understands politics/laws exactly as well I as thought (not at all)
Nov 2, 2015 KatTheCanuckistan commented on Mayor and County Executive Declare a Homelessness State of Emergency.
@10

I think its also important to ask why some people don't want to be housed - or at least, don't use what limited services are available.

In addition to the lack of shelter beds for women/families/single parents, services often require that you be sober (it is difficult someone to get/stay sober without stable housing), don't allow pets, and do not have a safe storage space for belongings.

Its no good to simply build housing, shelter, or services - you need to ask the people who will use the services what they need, instead of assuming you (we, society) know best.
Nov 2, 2015 KatTheCanuckistan commented on Mayor and County Executive Declare a Homelessness State of Emergency.
@3

Funny you mention this - a couple of weeks ago a friend and I were discussing the lack of affordable housing and I wondered out loud when we (as a society) would stop using massive tracts of land to bury dead people,or start re purposing cemeteries because it is completely unsustainable.