by Spencer Fernando
November 8, 2017
It’s outrageous that the Trudeau government is building shelters for those who entered Canada illegally while our homeless Veterans are left to fend for themselves.
A growing number of Canadian Veterans are homeless, and the trend continues to worsen.
That’s according to numbers reported by Veterans Canada.
According to a CTV report, “The number of homeless veterans that Veterans Affairs Canada is aware of in Canada has grown every year since 2015. On Jan. 1, 2015 the department reported a total of 475 on the government’s radar; as of Jan. 1, 2016 that number had grown to 578; and as of Jan. 1, 2017 there were 687 homeless veterans in Canada. That number grew to 770 by September 2017.”
The true numbers are likely higher, as the 770 figure is made up of those who have identified themselves as homeless and sought to receive services from Veterans Affairs. This means many more homeless Veterans could be out there.
Concerningly, Debbie Lowther of VETS Canada – an organization that helps homeless Canadian Veterans – says “There’s been a lot of delays lately in receiving services from veterans affairs.”
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