People aren’t asking for pity.
They are asking for a basic human right:
the right to adequate housing.
Canada is one of the richest countries
in the world; it can afford
to guarantee housing for all its citizens
if it were to—for example—
cut its massive military budget
by an appropriate amount
and channel that money
into providing housing for ALL Canadians.
The DTES Annual Women’s March for Housing
isn’t about pity or freebies or handouts—
it’s about the Canadian government
doing right by its citizens.
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