LETTER: Why not lend a helping hand?

My heart bleeds for these poor souls, thanks to the government who shut down Riverview and other buildings, they have nowhere to go...

My heart bleeds for these poor souls, thanks to the government who shut down Riverview and other buildings, they have nowhere to go.

With politicians’ bloated salaries, pig trough pension plans and major money mismanagement, there is nothing left – or is there? – for the poor homeless.

It saddens me that they are left to fend on their own and then we read that the MLAs have cancelled the fall legislature? Maybe with the time not doing anything, they can come down to Abby and give a helping hand.

I also read that the mayor spent $6,000 cleaning up. Why can’t someone in the mayor’s office befriend these people and help them so we aren’t wasting money; i.e. help them store their items, talk to them like humans and explain keeping their area clean helps everyone, put some porta potties there, the ones with a shower. I am sure others can come up with other ideas for now.

Where is Christy Clark on this matter? Vancouver is having a major crisis too? Oh, I forgot, she’s too busy spending money on minority concerts and festivals and going on vacation this winter. Pathetic and sad.

Simon Field