A space in conflict

    Homelessness in and around the Victoria College campus Content warning: discussions of police violence and illness. In my years at Victoria College, I have witnessed an uncomfortable contrast of our campus and neighbourhood’s wealth with the harsh reality of urban homelessness visible in these same spaces. Since the rise of neoliberal economics in the 1970s and the subsequent end of federal leadership in housing policy in the early 1990s, there has been a drastic decline in provincial and municipal investment in new affordable housing units, as well as a significant reduction in funding to non-profits and cooperatives...

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