Montreal requisitions hotels

The city has requisitioned four hotels to house the homeless, and may need to add more. This piece contrasts Toronto’s decision to buy hotels with Montreal’s more temporary measure, but says city hall may proceed with buying these requisitioned hotels later; also, experienced workers with the homeless are seeing new faces as people lose jobs (or, as I suspect, are ejected from isolation by disgruntled friends or associates).

More meals are also being provided for the homeless.

Has it really taken a pandemic for society to look after the homeless properly? And will this continue after the pandemic passes – whenever that is?

CBC news at noon briefly touched on an issue I hadn’t considered: there may be more homelessness after the pandemic. They didn’t enlarge on the issue of economic consequences, but we’ll be having them.