I was a Labour activist for 25 years. In 1997 the Harris cabinet removed me from the Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal where I represented the OFL. In 1999 when I was in a deep crisis labour activists across Toronto intervened and saved my life. But today it is no longer possible to ignore that across Canada from the CLC, through the Provincial Federations to many local Labour Councils Labour is not participating in confronting the housing crisis and the growth of homelessness.