When John Lorinc describes Loblaw’s response to the 2013 garment-factory collapse in Bangladesh (“The Root of All Evil,” January/february), he omits some important points: far from behaving like an evil corporation, Loblaw provided considerable funds to the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed’s REVIVE project, which offered treatment, rehabilitation, and income replacement to the survivors. Without Loblaw’s support, their lives would be more wretched than before they went to work in Bangladesh’s textile industry. Carolyn Scott
West Vancouver, BC and mental illnesses. We currently rely on treatments and interventions that are simplistic and often not based on the best science. We need to learn more.
St. John’s, NL
I have lived in a London Housing apartment building for more than twelve years. It was never a great place, but it was tolerable. Then the so-called London CARES project started. Suddenly, the building was full of addicts, criminals, and the seriously mentally ill, and no provision was made for those needing intensive, ongoing support. Residents who had lived there for many years were assaulted, robbed, and harassed. Most people in need of subsidized housing are decent, law-abiding citizens who work and pay taxes — their only problem is that they are poor. Instead of focusing on addicts and criminals, why not focus on us? What about our rights and needs? Kate Albert
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