Maybe another country is a better fit
RE: Don’t expect me to pay for your problems (Jan. 24)
One of the benefits of being a Canadian is our fair and available social programs. They have been a feature of our country for well over 50 years now. And while they are not perfect, they are slowly improving. I applaud our city’s ongoing efforts to eliminate ghettos of poor and disadvantaged people. And they do so in spite of the limited resources that municipal and provincial social service agencies have in order to provide services so people can live with some degree of dignity. Affordable housing is a must in all communities, rich and poor. Without it, all other problems cannot be adequately addressed.
I read this letter and shocked to read such a blatant “not in my backyard” opinion!
If this writer is distressed at the fact that poor and disadvantaged people are living in Burlington, perhaps he should consider moving to a “gated community” in some other country where his taxes won’t be used to provide for those less fortunate in his community. Mary Margaret Kachurowski, Hamilton