Who would have thought that Vancouver, the world’s most livable city, would have a serious problem with poverty and homelessness? Not I.
When I came here from Australia last year to live I was shocked when my wife drove me through the eastside of Downtown Vancouver. Never before in a first world country had I seen people in such obviously poor health and living in such a horrible way. The pictures in this article (all courtesy of Dtes People) will give you an idea of the area, but I still don’t think they truly capture the extent of the problems.