‘A watershed moment’: Port Moody, Port Coquitlam mayors join call to end homelessness – The Tri-City News

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July 6, 2020

The mayors of Port Moody and Port Coquitlam have joined leaders from several other communities around the province to urge the federal and provincial governments to do more to combat homelessness.

Mayor Rob Vagramov, along with Port Coquitlam’s Brad West and mayors of 14 other municipalities, along with Chief Ken Baird of Tsawwassen First Nation, said in a joint letter sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier Mike Horgan that the coming rebuilding of the economy as it recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is “a vital opportunity to move Canada’s blight of homelessness from out of our challenged present and our bright future, and into the shadows of the past where it belongs.”

The letter said the homelessness problems needs a “decisive program” that will help get people off the streets and benefit the rest of society by reducing property, cutting crime, advance public health objectives and create employment. It will also increase the province’s appeal to tourists and make its cities safer and more inviting.

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