January 12, 2019
Being homeless should not be an early death sentence, yet all too often it is.
Canadians were reminded of this again after a homeless woman was killed in Toronto, unthinkably, trapped in a clothing donation bin just nine days after a man died in similar circumstances in Vancouver. At least eight people have died this way since 2015. That is eight too many – especially since the deaths were caused by charitable services ostensibly meant to help the vulnerable.