In Megaphone #70 we start a two-part series on how Vancouver's homelessness crisis is growing in the city's suburban municipalities. Associate editor Jackie Wong writes about how rising real estate prices and cost of living is hurting the working class and vulnerably housed and breaks down what four cities/regions are doing to address the increase in homeless numbers.
We also look at the controversy surrounding Coquitlam's decision to open its first permanent homeless shelter; David Suzuki sounds off on the mass animal die-offs in the United States; we preview the PuSh festival and review Linda McQuaig's new book, The Trouble with Billionaires. We also feature writing and poems from our vendors and community writing workshops.
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Cover photo by: Darren Lehane