[Hpn] How many more homeless deaths?

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 18:31:12 -0500


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DiNovo to McGuinty: How many more homeless deaths?
Queen's Park=20

March 3, 2008=20

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NDP Housing critic Cheri DiNovo says it's appalling the McGuinty =
Liberals refuse to take concrete action on providing shelter to the most =
vulnerable after a 50-year-old homeless Toronto man was found dead last =
week during an extreme cold alert of -27 Celsius.=20

"How many more unnecessary deaths need to happen before the McGuinty =
Liberals takes shelter in this province seriously? Cold alerts don't =
help when emergency shelters are overcrowded, leaving many with no where =
to go when temperatures hit record breaking lows," said DiNovo.

Last week, DiNovo introduced a Private Members Bill that would amend the =
Ontario Human Rights Code to enshrine shelter as a right for all =
Ontarians.

In the winter of 1995-96 three homeless men, Eugene Upper, Irwin =
Anderson, and Mirsalah-Aldin Kompani, froze to death on Toronto's =
streets.=20

"The situation for our homeless is worse now, but their deaths are going =
unnoticed," said DiNovo.

According to the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) an average of =
four to six homeless people die each month, but this does not include =
those who are unidentified or unreported.=20

"The homeless in Ontario are dying on our streets and the McGuinty =
Liberals continue to fail the most vulnerable. This is the why I am =
introducing a bill to enshrine shelter as a right in Ontario. These =
deaths could be prevented and access to adequate shelter is a necessary =
first step."















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25 Granite Street
Northfield,N.H. 03276-1640 USA
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<P>NDP Housing critic Cheri DiNovo says it=92s appalling the McGuinty =
Liberals=20
refuse to take concrete action on providing shelter to the most =
vulnerable after=20
a 50-year-old homeless Toronto man was found dead last week during an =
extreme=20
cold alert of -27 Celsius. </P>
<P>=93How many more unnecessary deaths need to happen before the =
McGuinty Liberals=20
takes shelter in this province seriously? Cold alerts don=92t help when =
emergency=20
shelters are overcrowded, leaving many with no where to go when =
temperatures hit=20
record breaking lows,=94 said DiNovo.</P>
<P>Last week, DiNovo introduced a Private Members Bill that would amend =
the=20
Ontario Human Rights Code to enshrine shelter as a right for all =
Ontarians.</P>
<P>In the winter of 1995-96 three homeless men, Eugene Upper, Irwin =
Anderson,=20
and Mirsalah-Aldin Kompani, froze to death on Toronto's streets. </P>
<P>=93The situation for our homeless is worse now, but their deaths are =
going=20
unnoticed,=94 said DiNovo.</P>
<P>According to the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) an average =
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to six homeless people die each month, but this does not include those =
who are=20
unidentified or unreported. </P>
<P>=93The homeless in Ontario are dying on our streets and the McGuinty =
Liberals=20
continue to fail the most vulnerable. This is the why I am introducing a =
bill to=20
enshrine shelter as a right in Ontario. These deaths could be prevented =
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