Big federal budget does little for the homeless, disappointed advocates say

Winnipeg Free Press, April 21, 2021

OTTAWA — Housing advocates are giving a thumbs-down to the Trudeau government’s massive budget, saying the proposed funding will have limited effect on homelessness in cities such as Winnipeg.

“It’s not going to end or reduce homelessness; it’s not keeping up with demand,” Christina Maes Nino, head of the Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association, said about the spending plan announced Monday in Ottawa.

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