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Monday, June 28, 2004

FYI on election candidates

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I also sent this to - good show hosted by Adrian Harwood

The only candidate in the current federal election who has seriously addressed the issue of homelessness and affordable housing is NDP candidate/co-op housing advocate Michael Shapcott. About a week ago at an all candidates meeting in St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto,  he recently summarized an important NY study by Dr. Shin (?) published in a national public health journal. It's major conclusion is that SUSIDIZED HOUSING is the major solution to reduce or eliminate hoelessness. This study also refutes the common popular assumption that "mental illness" is a cause of homelessness. wish I had more details -
- don