The federal government’s plan to build affordable housing units under its long-awaited housing strategy ironically falls on the same day as Ottawa city councillors vote on the Salvation Army’s proposal to build a 350-bed mega-shelter on Montreal Road in Vanier. And that’s a good thing because the Salvation Army proposal in Parliament Hill’s back yard will do little to help homelessness. Unfortunately, the plan to build a mega-shelter is flawed and outdated.
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