Troy J. Young: Housing is a human right. Our politicians apply lip service and declare that they care. Yet they have declared that tents under the Gardiner are esthetically displeasing and the safety of the homeless is paramount. The solution is to evict them. To go where?

June Mewhort: I could understand if the city’s shelters were empty, but at 93-per-cent capacity, they are obviously not the solution yet. Surely the city could wait until the new promised shelters are open before putting more of the homeless in harm’s way.