A someone who is just one renoviction away from living in a tent, myself, I have great interest in the problem of homelessness in Hamilton. That is why the Kevin Werner Tweet caught my eye.
Ham Mayoral candidate Keanin Loomis says his top priority if elected will be to address the city's homelessness crisis. He supports approving the grassroots groups HATS project, saying it is ready to go, but "the big deal is getting the city's buy-in." #HamOnt— Kevin Werner (@WerkHCN) June 13, 2022
I thought, "What kind of fake solutions are these charlatans proposing today?"
So, I watched the video.
As I expected, there was enough virtue-flatulation to raise the planet's temperature another 30 degrees!
They continue to obtusely blame the virus for the economic devastation endured since spring 2020, when it's patently obvious that, while doing absolutely nothing to "flatten the curve(s)," the government did a splendid job of "flattening the economy."
Nothing was said about federal immigration policy and it's impact on the availability of housing. What impact will one million new immigrants have on the supply of housing in Canada? Crickets.
Nor was there anything about the disastrous hyper-inflation Liberal spending and money printing has caused in Canada, not even while they schmoozed on about food banks.
Overall, the conference was long on "caring" and hand-waving, but woefully short on real solutions to the growing housing crisis in Hamilton, and Canada.
I worked on a framing crew during the summers from 1981 to 1983. As I can best remember, we put up one house about every four days. Five houses a month over five months means my blood, sweat, and DNA is embedded in the wood of about seventy-five homes that people are still living in today.
I was employed by a family business that has built thousands of homes over the years. No one can argue that the work they did deviated from a dedication to eliminating homelessness. They are the true social justice warriors, not the three talking heads, sitting sweatless in their comfortable surroundings, seen in the video.
The problem with virtue-signallers is that they are long on talk, and zero on action. None of their propsed "solutions" can be achieved without someone else actually doing the nailing and sawing that will provide housing for the people who need it.