TRUDEAU’S MYTHICAL MIDDLE CLASS
WHY ARE HOMELESS PEOPLE ALLOWED TO DIE IN TORONTO?
Millions of people have taken to the streets in the recent period in what must be described as a global uprising against the neoliberal order. Contrary to Margaret Thatcher’s infamous proposition that ‘there is no alternative,’ they are making it abundantly clear that they will no longer tolerate the conditions of exploitation and misery imposed on their lives.
Toronto’s Downtown East is a neighbourhood that experiences very high levels of poverty and homelessness. It has long been contested territory, with the accelerating process of gentrification pitting upscale residents and businesses against the poor. This redevelopment has involved organized efforts to exclude and drive out services for homeless people.