On today’s Reality Check, Bruce Allen tears into the city’s tolerance of the street market in the Downtown Eastside, and the proposition to move the camps further east into a “less visible” neighbourhood by summertime.
Later, he joined Jon McComb by phone to discuss the problem with other callers.
A resident of Japantown mentioned his workers having their tools stolen from their trucks, only to be found on sale by vendors in the market. Some say maybe it could help the homeless develop skills, and others insist its a waste of money to buy a business license in the area if vendors occupy their sidewalk space.
What do you think of this decision? Will it change anything, or is it just a temporary fix?