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Pandemic Underscores a Lack of Affordable Housing, Homeless Issues in BC

Globe and Mail – June 18, 2020

Wendy Stueck and Chad Hipolito

Vancouver and Victoria – For Cameron LeBlanc, a B.C. government order to clear three homeless encampments – two in Victoria, one in Vancouver – brought a profound change to his life, which he says had gone off track. When the order came on April 24, Mr. LeBlanc was living in Victoria’s Topaz Park, where city officials had approved a tent site that was supposed to provide a safe place for people to live as other facilities were closed because of COVID-19 precautions.

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