14 February 2009

I'm from the government...

...I'm here to save you...
-- VANCOUVER -- It has been nearly a decade since three levels of government signed a landmark agreement designed to transform Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside, but the neighbourhood remains a vortex that sucks in junkies, the mentally ill and other desperate souls from across the country.

The result: More than $1.4-billion later, the Downtown Eastside is hardly better off.
Lemme see... the health-care system is falling apart, CPP may be heading down the toilet... and we just piss away money to absolutely no effect.

How about we shift resources over to people who actually care whether they live or die?


RELATED: Yeah... I'm just shocked
Funding these places is like finding out your child has an insane compulsion to speed through red lights... and then, instead of ripping the car keys out of their hands, you go out and buy a Volvo stationwagon.

LAST WORD: "Save us... oh wonderful Dalton!"