BQNA press conference – Where's the money?
Updated: Jan 13, 2021
Members of the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Association (BQNA) held a press conference to raise awareness of people trapped in cycle of homelessness in local neighbourhood parks.
Homeless written and performed by Chris Birkett
Speakers included MPP Chris Glover, BQNA members, supportive housing advocates, and area residents.
Members of the BQNA are shocked to learn that the province has:
Reduced funding for the Ontario Ministry of Housing by $161 million in 2019-20, even though it had received an additional $100 million in federal funding under the Federal National Housing Strategy (NHS)
Cancelled the provincial goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025
Please consider sending your own email or letter calling on the province to stop cutting housing support to the city of Toronto. A few points are provided in the information sheet at the link below. Please also see the factsheet for more details.
Premier Doug Ford
Hon Steve Clark, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing