On low income housing, the city has a responsibility to facilitate opportunities for peoples of all socioeconomic backgrounds to live in our mature communities because their unique and historic nature is of value to all. We need to ensure that this principal is respected on an ongoing basis as new developments are considered for our neighborhoods.
On homelessness; I prefer the term vulnerable Edmontonians because the complexity of this issue extends far beyond a lack of housing. We need to support services across the spectrum of need and strengthen communication between service levels. Supporting drop in centers, housing first, and educational programs are all relevant.
On the Opiod crisis; healthcare is a provincial jurisdiction. This said the city has a role to play in ensuring its residents have adequate access to the services and programs provided by the province. Furthermore the safety of residents is important and I would advocate proactively to ensure my provincial counterparts are aware of my resident's needs.
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