Tormenting the Homeless

I live in Victoria, BC, Canada. It has a reputation for being unusually liberal. However, city council has a vendetta against the homeless, after promising to house the homeless in the last civic election. If you are homeless:

The councillors berate them and say are lazy and should get a job. Just how are the homeless supposed to clean up for a job interview, or even to make an appointment for one? Since they don’t have a home, they don’t get a welfare allowance for rent. How are they supposed to ever scrape the money to together for even the cheapest accommodation? After promising more shelter beds for the homeless, instead they have closed them. If it is that bad in Victoria, I wonder what is like in conservative cities.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)