Letter: Those living in poverty could live with refugees

One reader wants to see support also given to Canadians in need

From recent statistics we have learned that 24 per cent of children in British Columbia are living in poverty.

Also, in the last few years, we have had an increasing number of people depending on food banks. People in Canada are postponing their recommended dose of prescriptions just to make it last that little bit longer. But what about a visit to the dentist? Forget about it.

So, the decision has been made that food and shelter for the Syrian refugees will be provided at Canadian Army barracks. Hey, why can’t we put our homeless under the same roof?

Everyone might benefit from this.

Stefan Mieczkowski

Langford