Lest We Forget: Are homeless veterans being forgotten on the streets?

As the leaves change, the months turn and the weather gets colder, we turn our thoughts to remembering those who've served our country through the Canadian Forces. In this issue of Megaphone we take a look at one specific group of veterans: those whose difficulties readapting to civilian life have left them homeless, making up at least two per cent of Canada's homeless population. There are some groups working towards ending homelessness for former soldiers, but with recent cuts to federal veterans programs, is it enough?

 

Also in this issue, Megaphone looks at one service dedicated to getting the homeless and low-income back on their feet that may soon be shutting its doors—Pathways Information Centre, a career services institution in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside that will be shutting its doors next March if the province doesn't change it's plans for more consolidated employment services in the city.

 

Megaphone Executive Director Sean Condon defends the relevance of the Occupy movement that's taken the world—and the Vancouver Art Gallery lawn—by storm; vendor Bob reflects on a different occupation, that of riotous hockey fans in the Stanley Cup riot this past June; David Suzuki gives us a lesson on pre-historic carbon levels and our levels have amped up today; and much, much more.

 

Our Reader's Survey is still on, giving you the chance to win excellent prizes like books from local publishers, gift certificates for great eats, and yoga passes to help you digest!

 

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