posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 08:14 PM
To sort of respond to a few people and address a couple of questions.....
Crown land is public land. The land is held by the Crown for the benefit of all the residents. This means that someone can't just go and set up a
house in the middle of the woods, because a lot of this land is leased out to various entities and the money goes into our govt's general revenue
which means we don't have to pay as many taxes as we would without that income. Crown land is for everybody, not just one person who wants to live
That doesn't mean that there aren't people living in the bush, there are. But they are very quiet about it, because the lessee is not going to want
Also, not all of the homeless are addicts. A few decades ago, our asylums got closed down in favour of 'community care'. Basically this means
sending schizophrenics and others out to live in the worst area of town and count on them to take their medication on a regular basis. This very
clearly doesn't work, but there is no public will to reopen the asylums. There are people that have chosen this as a lifestyle, people who have jobs
but haven't saved enough for their damage deposit and first month rent (housing here is unbelievably expensive) and abused children. Painting them
all with the same brush makes it easier to not care about them, but it's not an accurate reflection of the situation.
On a final note, the Vancouver police don't throw out their possessions and take their shopping carts anymore. The public got a little annoyed at
that level of cruelty.
[edit on 22-10-2008 by Duzey]