Posted: Sat. 8 September 2018 Radio Canada Excerpt:
The controversial Salvation Army Homeless Shelter in Ottawa’s Vanier neighborhood is competing in the mayoral race. Outgoing mayor Jim Watson remains strong in his support for the shelter, while two of his key opponents advocate for different approaches that they believe will help address homelessness across Ottawa.
If you put a lot of homeless people in the same place, it’s a ghetto for a community , says Mayoral candidate, Bruce McConville, who is also a member of the SOS Vanier group.
McConville, like many other opponents of the 350-bed shelter, would like the City to adopt Housing First, which gives homeless people access to low-cost housing.